Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
140 AM MDT MON AUG 22 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR WYOMING FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 259 AND 298 AND SOUTH DAKOTA FIRE WEATHER ZONES 263 AND 265...

.HOT AND VERY DRY WEATHER IS EXPECTED TODAY. A DEEPLY MIXED LOWER
ATMOSPHERE WILL BRING MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES DOWN TO 8 TO
15 PERCENT...AND GUSTY WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP. THE
STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE FOUND ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL SD. CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED FOR THESE AREAS.

SDZ263-WYZ259-298-222245-
/O.UPG.KUNR.FW.A.0011.160822T1800Z-160823T0200Z/
/O.NEW.KUNR.FW.W.0018.160822T1800Z-160823T0100Z/
SOUTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA-SOUTHERN CAMPBELL-
CROOK AND WESTON COUNTY PLAINS-
140 AM MDT MON AUG 22 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 259...263 AND 298...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RAPID CITY HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER
WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 259...263 AND 298.

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH FREQUENT GUSTS OF 25 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 8 PERCENT.

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

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.

&&

$$

SDZ265-222245-
/O.NEW.KUNR.FW.W.0018.160822T1800Z-160823T0100Z/
SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA-
140 AM MDT MON AUG 22 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 265...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RAPID CITY HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 265.

* WINDS...SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

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

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

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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