Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
217 PM MDT SAT JUL 25 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 259...297 AND 298...

.A STORM SYSTEM WILL CROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS INTO SOUTHERN
CANADA MONDAY INTO TUESDAY. GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED
DEVELOP ACROSS THE NORTHEAST WYOMING PLAINS MONDAY AFTERNOON. THE
RESULT MAY BE GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY DROPPING
TO BELOW 15 PERCENT. WITH INCREASINGLY DRY FUELS...THE NORTHEAST
WYOMING PLAINS MAY SEE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS MONDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING. A STRONG COLD FRONT IS THEN EXPECTED TO
CROSS THE AREA LATER MONDAY EVENING.

WYZ259-297-298-260430-
/O.NEW.KUNR.FW.A.0011.150727T1800Z-150728T0600Z/
SOUTHERN CAMPBELL-NORTHERN CAMPBELL-
LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CROOK AND WESTON COUNTIES-
217 PM MDT SAT JUL 25 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 259...297 AND 298...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RAPID CITY HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 259...297 AND 298.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH. WINDS
  WILL THEN SWITCH IN THE EVENING TO THE NORTHWEST AT 20 TO 30 MPH
  WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 10 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...WILDFIRES CAN SPREAD RAPIDLY IN THE VERY DRY FUELS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

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