Expanded Closure Hyalite Closure:  Gate will be closed at East side of Hyalite Dam including Chisholm, and Hood Creek campgrounds and Palisades, Emerald Lake and Flanders Creek Trailheads will be closed.  Windowrock/Maxie Cabin is also closed.  Blackmore Day Use Area will remain open.  This closure is due to the Horsetail Fire.  Map will be available on Inciweb when fully implemented. 

FIRE WEATHER:  On Wednesday, temperatures are expected to be a bit lower than Tuesday with high temperatures into the low 80s with relative humidity between 18-25%.  A disturbance will come in today creating possible thundercells early afternoon around 1 or 2:00 p.m.  Winds will be between 5-10 mph with a new southerly flow on the ridgetops.  Due to the incoming weather system winds will likely be erratic and switching from both the north and the south.  Wind gusts around the developing thundercells could be gusts to 40 mph.  In the valley, a northerly component of strong up-valley flow will mix with up canyon flows; fire behavior will be monitored closely against this incoming weather event.

Cooperating Agencies:  Custer and Gallatin National Forests, Park County DES and Sheriff’s Department, Gallatin Co DES and Sheriff’s Department, Paradise Valley Rural Fire, MT DNRC.