Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
257 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FROM NOON TO 7 PM MDT THURSDAY FOR LOW
HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
263...264...265...AND 266...

.DISCUSSION...A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS
WILL BRING GUSTY WINDS AND DRIER AIR TO THE AREA THURSDAY. NORTHWEST
WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE
SOUTH DAKOTA PLAINS. IN ADDITION...A DRY AIRMASS WILL ALLOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES TO DROP TO 15 TO 20 PERCENT...POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

SDZ263>266-240500-
/O.NEW.KUNR.FW.A.0001.140424T1800Z-140425T0100Z/
SOUTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA-BADLANDS AREA-
SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA-CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA PLAINS-
257 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 263...264...265...AND 266...

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

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 263 SOUTHWESTERN SOUTH
  DAKOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 264 BADLANDS AREA...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 265 SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 266
  CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA PLAINS.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...15 TO 20 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE 60S.

* IMPACTS...RAPID AND LARGE FIRE GROWTH MAY OCCUR.

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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