Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
320 PM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA FOR
VERY STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS AND MODERATELY LOW HUMIDITY...

MNZ900-280430-
/O.NEW.KFSD.FW.A.0004.150329T1800Z-150330T0000Z/
SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA-
320 PM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING FOR VERY STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS AND MODERATELY LOW
HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 900...WHICH IS SOUTHWEST
MINNESOTA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SIOUX FALLS HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 900...SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA.

* WIND...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 45 MPH. IN ADDITION...WINDS
  PRECEDING THE WATCH SATURDAY NIGHT WILL BE FROM THE SOUTH TO
  SOUTHWEST AT 20 TO 35 MPH PROVIDING ADDITIONAL DRYING CONCERNS
  FOR SUNDAY.

* HUMIDITY...MINIMUM VALUES WILL BE 30 TO 35 PERCENT BY MID
  AFTERNOON SUNDAY. IF LIGHT RAIN FALLS LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND
  EARLY SUNDAY...THE RAINFALL AMOUNT WILL LIKELY NOT BE ENOUGH TO
  SUSTAIN FUEL MOISTURE IN DORMANT FUELS BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON GIVEN
  THE PROJECTED WIND SPEEDS.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

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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