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Warmer Weather and More Active Wildfires

Posted at 6:24 PM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 21:17:40-04

Warmer weather moved throughout Montana on Wednesday and wildfires were active with even a few new wildfire starts. The McClusky Fire southwest of Boulder had enough activity to produce a large smoke plume that was visible for miles. A new wildfire just west of Billings began this afternoon and produced a large smoke plume. Firefighters were getting a better handle of the fire by late in the afternoon. Several wildfires in eastern Idaho grew on Wednesday with smoke crossing the border into Big Sky Country. Two new fires also developed near Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. This is a reminder that wildfire season is not over. Thursday will have a few thunderstorms move through with cooler temperatures and more cloud cover. Friday will be similar with isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms will clear just in time for the weekend. Saturday, Sunday and Monday will be sunny and dry. Summer is not over yet as tempertures will climb into the 80s to around 90 each day. While the weather will be great for late summer, remember there is an element of fire danger.
Have a great day.
Curtis Grevenitz