Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
339 AM CDT MON APR 21 2014

...LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING...

.GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON
IN THE WAKE OF A DEPARTING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM. FAIRLY DRY
CONDITIONS WILL BE IN PLACE. THE COMBINATION OF LOW HUMIDITIES AND
STRONG WINDS WILL RESULT IN VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER.

MNZ039-046-SDZ271>273-211645-
/O.UPG.KABR.FW.A.0002.140421T1800Z-140422T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KABR.FW.W.0003.140421T1800Z-140422T0000Z/
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-UPPER JAMES RIVER-PRAIRIE COTEAU-
RED RIVER VALLEY-
339 AM CDT MON APR 21 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM
CDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 039...046...271...272 AND 273...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ABERDEEN HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING. THE FIRE
WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN MINNESOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 039 AND 046.
  IN SOUTH DAKOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 271...272 AND 273.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 20 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF LOW HUMIDITY...DRY FUELS AND GUSTY
  WINDS WILL LIKELY CREATE CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON
  INTO EARLY 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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