Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
1104 AM CDT MON APR 21 2014

IAZ300-301-MNZ900-NEZ249-SDZ256>258-220000-
/O.CON.KFSD.FW.W.0003.140421T1800Z-140422T0000Z/
NORTHERN LOESS HILLS AND FLOYD RIVER BASIN-
IOWA GREAT LAKES/ROCK AND LITTLE SIOUX BASINS-SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA-
EXTREME NORTHEAST NEBRASKA-MIDDLE JAMES RIVER VALLEY-
MIDDLE BIG SIOUX RIVER VALLEY-
LOWER JAMES RIVER TO LOWER BIG SIOUX RIVER VALLEY-
1104 AM CDT MON APR 21 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING
FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 249...
256...257...258...300...301 AND 900...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN IOWA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 300 AND 301. IN
  MINNESOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 900. IN NEBRASKA...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 249. IN SOUTH DAKOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 256...257 AND
  258.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 21 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR FAST MOVING AND INTENSE
  GRASSLAND FIRES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

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