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COMET Case Study 029: Montana Fire Weather-Dry Cold Front 1999 Data at UCAR/JOSS/NOAA/CODIAC

Abstract: A dry cold front passed through eastern Montana on 31 October 1999
bringing in a strong northwest wind behind it. Warmer and drier than
normal conditions existed in the region at this time, so with the
addition of strong wind, the fire danger rose greatly. Sustained winds
of 50+ knots and gusts to near 80 knots were reported in eastern
Montana, driving fires near the towns of Outlook and Wolf Point. Over
$12 million in damages are estimated statewide from the strong wind
and fires.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 59.0   S: 36.0   E: -94.0   W: -132.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: COMET Case Study 029: Montana Fire Weather-Dry Cold Front
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: UCAR/JOSS
Version: Not provided
Online Resource:
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-10-30
Stop Date: 1999-11-01
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Cooperative Distributed Interactive Atmospheric Catalog System, Earth Observing Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Email: codiac at
Contact Address:
Codiac Data Archive
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000-FL4
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307-3000
Country: USA
Distribution Media: online ftp
Distribution Format: varies
Fees: None
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-02-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-01