Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RFWUNR

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
157 PM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR NORTHEASTERN WYOMING AND WESTERN SOUTH
DAKOTA SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES
AND GUSTY WINDS...

.GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY
EVENING ALONG WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15 TO 20 PERCENT.

SDZ260>262-264-WYZ259-297>299-240300-
/O.CON.KUNR.FW.W.0015.000000T0000Z-160724T0300Z/
NORTHERN BLACK HILLS-NORTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA PLAINS-
SOUTHERN BLACK HILLS-BADLANDS AREA-SOUTHERN CAMPBELL-
NORTHERN CAMPBELL-CROOK AND WESTON COUNTY PLAINS-
WYOMING BLACK HILLS-
157 PM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
259...260...261...262...264...297...298 AND 299...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 259...260...261...262...
  264...297...298 AND 299.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH. GUSTS TO 40 MPH ACROSS NORTHWEST
  SOUTH DAKOTA.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF DRY FUELS...GUSTY WINDS...AND LOW
  RELATIVE HUMIDITY MAY CREATE WEATHER CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR
  EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

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