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red flag
Chouteau County, MT

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
113 AND 115...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 115 AND THE SOUTHERN THIRD OF
BLAINE COUNTY IN FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* TIMING...NOON TO MIDNIGHT THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 20 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID TO UPPER 80S.

* IMPACTS...THIS CRITICAL COMBINATION OF GUSTY WIND AND LOW
HUMIDITY COULD LEAD TO RAPID AND DANGEROUS FIRE GROWTH ON ANY
FIRE ACTIVITY. LIGHTNING STARTS ARE POSSIBLE DUE TO YESTERDAYS
THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THESE
AREAS OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

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Fergus County, MT

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
113 AND 115...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 115 AND THE SOUTHERN THIRD OF
BLAINE COUNTY IN FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* TIMING...NOON TO MIDNIGHT THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 20 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID TO UPPER 80S.

* IMPACTS...THIS CRITICAL COMBINATION OF GUSTY WIND AND LOW
HUMIDITY COULD LEAD TO RAPID AND DANGEROUS FIRE GROWTH ON ANY
FIRE ACTIVITY. LIGHTNING STARTS ARE POSSIBLE DUE TO YESTERDAYS
THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THESE
AREAS OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

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Blaine County, MT

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
113 AND 115...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 115 AND THE SOUTHERN THIRD OF
BLAINE COUNTY IN FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* TIMING...NOON TO MIDNIGHT THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 20 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID TO UPPER 80S.

* IMPACTS...THIS CRITICAL COMBINATION OF GUSTY WIND AND LOW
HUMIDITY COULD LEAD TO RAPID AND DANGEROUS FIRE GROWTH ON ANY
FIRE ACTIVITY. LIGHTNING STARTS ARE POSSIBLE DUE TO YESTERDAYS
THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THESE
AREAS OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

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Hill County, MT

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
113 AND 115...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 115 AND THE SOUTHERN THIRD OF
BLAINE COUNTY IN FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* TIMING...NOON TO MIDNIGHT THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 20 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID TO UPPER 80S.

* IMPACTS...THIS CRITICAL COMBINATION OF GUSTY WIND AND LOW
HUMIDITY COULD LEAD TO RAPID AND DANGEROUS FIRE GROWTH ON ANY
FIRE ACTIVITY. LIGHTNING STARTS ARE POSSIBLE DUE TO YESTERDAYS
THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THESE
AREAS OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

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Phillips County, MT

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
113 AND 115...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 115 AND THE SOUTHERN THIRD OF
BLAINE COUNTY IN FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* TIMING...NOON TO MIDNIGHT THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 20 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID TO UPPER 80S.

* IMPACTS...THIS CRITICAL COMBINATION OF GUSTY WIND AND LOW
HUMIDITY COULD LEAD TO RAPID AND DANGEROUS FIRE GROWTH ON ANY
FIRE ACTIVITY. LIGHTNING STARTS ARE POSSIBLE DUE TO YESTERDAYS
THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THESE
AREAS OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

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high wind
Toole County, MT

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT...

A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT.

* TIMING: WEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING AS A STRONG UPPER
LEVEL LOW MOVES ACROSS THE AREA.

* WINDS: SUSTAINED WINDS OVER 35 MPH AND GUSTS OVER 58 MPH ARE
EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS: TRAVEL COULD BECOME DIFFICULT FOR HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES AND VEHICLES TOWING TRAILERS. THESE HIGH WINDS
COULD ALSO CREATE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR OUTDOOR
RECREATION.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: CUT BANK...SHELBY.

* TO SEE A GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF THIS HAZARD PLEASE VISIT
OUR WEB PAGE AND CLICK ON THE DETAILED HAZARDS TAB.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS
OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

&&

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Glacier County, MT

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT...

A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT.

* TIMING: STRONG GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING. AS A STRONG UPPER LEVEL LOW MOVES THROUGH THE AREA

* WINDS: SUSTAINED WINDS OVER 35 MPH AND GUSTS OVER 60 MPH ARE
EXPECTED...ESPECIALLY AT FAVORED LOCATIONS SUCH AS LOGAN
PASS.

* OTHER IMPACTS: TRAVEL COULD BECOME DIFFICULT FOR HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES AND VEHICLES TOWING TRAILERS. THESE HIGH WINDS
COULD ALSO CREATE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR OUTDOOR
RECREATION.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: BROWNING...MARIAS PASS

* TO SEE A GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF THIS HAZARD PLEASE VISIT
OUR WEB PAGE AND CLICK ON THE DETAILED HAZARDS TAB.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS
OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

&&

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Pondera County, MT

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT...

A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT.

* TIMING: STRONG GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING. AS A STRONG UPPER LEVEL LOW MOVES THROUGH THE AREA

* WINDS: SUSTAINED WINDS OVER 35 MPH AND GUSTS OVER 60 MPH ARE
EXPECTED...ESPECIALLY AT FAVORED LOCATIONS SUCH AS LOGAN
PASS.

* OTHER IMPACTS: TRAVEL COULD BECOME DIFFICULT FOR HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES AND VEHICLES TOWING TRAILERS. THESE HIGH WINDS
COULD ALSO CREATE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR OUTDOOR
RECREATION.

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED INCLUDE: BROWNING...MARIAS PASS

* TO SEE A GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF THIS HAZARD PLEASE VISIT
OUR WEB PAGE AND CLICK ON THE DETAILED HAZARDS TAB.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS
OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

&&

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Watches

severe thunderstorm
Phillips County, MT

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH
439 IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN MONTANA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 9 COUNTIES

IN NORTHEAST MONTANA

DANIELS DAWSON GARFIELD
MCCONE PHILLIPS RICHLAND
ROOSEVELT SHERIDAN VALLEY

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...CIRCLE...CULBERTSON...FAIRVIEW...
FORT PECK...GLASGOW...GLENDIVE...JORDAN...MALTA...MEDICINE LAKE...
OPHEIM...PLENTYWOOD...POPLAR...RICHEY...SACO...SCOBEY...SIDNEY...
WHITEWATER...WOLF POINT AND ZORTMAN.

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fire weather
Fergus County, MT

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT
FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 135...
136 AND 137...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 135...136 AND 137...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GLASGOW HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER
WATCH FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING. A RED FLAG WARNING
REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 135...136 AND 137.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 16 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...SWATHERS AND OTHER EQUIPMENT THROUGH GRASSES AND
FIELDS SHOULD USE EXTRA CAUTION DURING THIS TIME FRAME AND
KEEP EXTRA WATER NEARBY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THESE
AREAS OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THESE
AREAS OF THIS FIRE WEATHER WATCH.

&&

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Blaine County, MT

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT
FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 135...
136 AND 137...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 135...136 AND 137...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GLASGOW HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER
WATCH FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING. A RED FLAG WARNING
REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 135...136 AND 137.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 16 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...SWATHERS AND OTHER EQUIPMENT THROUGH GRASSES AND
FIELDS SHOULD USE EXTRA CAUTION DURING THIS TIME FRAME AND
KEEP EXTRA WATER NEARBY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THESE
AREAS OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THESE
AREAS OF THIS FIRE WEATHER WATCH.

&&

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Phillips County, MT

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT
FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 135...
136 AND 137...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 135...136 AND 137...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GLASGOW HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER
WATCH FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING. A RED FLAG WARNING
REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 135...136 AND 137.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 16 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...SWATHERS AND OTHER EQUIPMENT THROUGH GRASSES AND
FIELDS SHOULD USE EXTRA CAUTION DURING THIS TIME FRAME AND
KEEP EXTRA WATER NEARBY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THESE
AREAS OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THESE
AREAS OF THIS FIRE WEATHER WATCH.

&&

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Advisories

lake wind
Phillips County, MT

...LAKE WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT FOR FORT PECK LAKE...

A LAKE WIND ADVISORY FOR FORT PECK LAKE REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...BECOMING NORTHWEST AT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45
MPH...STRONGEST FROM THE PINES TO THE DRY ARM.

* IMPACTS...THESE WINDS WILL MAKE OPEN WATERS OF THE LAKE ROUGH
AND HAZARDOUS...AND MAY RESULT IN HIGH WAVES WHICH MAY TIP
OR SWAMP SMALLER CRAFT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BOATERS SHOULD USE EXTREME CAUTION IF VENTURING ONTO FORT PECK
LAKE. FOR YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY...AVOID THE OPEN WATERS. STAY
CLOSE TO SHORE OR AROUND PROTECTED AREAS.

&&

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wind
Flathead County, MT

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: WINDS WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE THIS MORNING AND
BECOME GUSTY THIS AFTERNOON IN NORTHWEST MONTANA. GUSTY WINDS
THIS AFTERNOON WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS WAVE CONDITIONS ON FLATHEAD
LAKE AND IMPACT TRAVEL OVER LOGAN PASS IN GLACIER PARK. WINDS
WILL DISSIPATE FOR MUCH OF THE REGION BY LATE THIS EVENING.

* WINDS: BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH GUSTING TO 35 MPH DURING
THE EARLY AFTERNOON...INCREASING 20 TO 30 MPH GUSTING TO 40 MPH.
OVER LOGAN PASS SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH GUSTING TO 60 MPH THIS AFTERNOON.

* WAVES: 2 TO 4 FOOT WAVES ON FLATHEAD LAKE.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...HIGHWAY 2 KALISPELL TO LIBBY...
HIGHWAY 37 EUREKA TO LIBBY...HIGHWAY 56 BULL LAKE ROAD...
HIGHWAY 93 EUREKA TO WHITEFISH...BAD ROCK CANYON...ESSEX...
HIGHWAY 83 BIGFORK TO SWAN LAKE...MARIAS PASS...POLEBRIDGE...
FLATHEAD LAKE...FLATHEAD VALLEY...MISSION VALLEY...POLSON

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS
THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

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Lake County, MT

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MISSOULA HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS/TIMING: WINDS WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE THIS MORNING AND
BECOME GUSTY THIS AFTERNOON IN NORTHWEST MONTANA. GUSTY WINDS
THIS AFTERNOON WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS WAVE CONDITIONS ON FLATHEAD
LAKE AND IMPACT TRAVEL OVER LOGAN PASS IN GLACIER PARK. WINDS
WILL DISSIPATE FOR MUCH OF THE REGION BY LATE THIS EVENING.

* WINDS: BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH GUSTING TO 35 MPH DURING
THE EARLY AFTERNOON...INCREASING 20 TO 30 MPH GUSTING TO 40 MPH.
OVER LOGAN PASS SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH GUSTING TO 60 MPH THIS AFTERNOON.

* WAVES: 2 TO 4 FOOT WAVES ON FLATHEAD LAKE.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...HIGHWAY 2 KALISPELL TO LIBBY...
HIGHWAY 37 EUREKA TO LIBBY...HIGHWAY 56 BULL LAKE ROAD...
HIGHWAY 93 EUREKA TO WHITEFISH...BAD ROCK CANYON...ESSEX...
HIGHWAY 83 BIGFORK TO SWAN LAKE...MARIAS PASS...POLEBRIDGE...
FLATHEAD LAKE...FLATHEAD VALLEY...MISSION VALLEY...POLSON

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS
THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

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