Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
307 AM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FOR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
EARLY WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
OVER NORTHEASTERN WYOMING AND PORTIONS OF WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA...

.Dry gusty southwest flow will develop Wednesday afternoon,
potentially supporting critical fire weather conds. Relative
humidity looks to fall to or below 15 percent over much of
northeast WY and southwest SD with sustained winds of 20 to 25 mph
(gusts over 35 mph possible). The breeziest winds look to be
across northeast WY and far southwest SD at this time, with the
potential for very low relative humidity and breezy conds in and
around the Black Hills also. The combination of low relative
humidity and gusty winds could produce critical fire weather
conditions.

SDZ262>264-WYZ259-297>299-200000-
/O.NEW.KUNR.FW.A.0009.170920T1800Z-170921T0100Z/
Southern Black Hills-Southwestern South Dakota-Badlands Area-
Southern Campbell-Northern Campbell-
Crook and Weston County Plains-Wyoming Black Hills-
307 AM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 259...262...263...264...297...298 AND 299...

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 Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening.

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 259...262...263...264...
  297...298 and 299.

* Winds...Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 14 percent.

* Impacts...The combination of gusty winds and low relative
  humidities would produce critical fire weather conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A fire weather watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are possible. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag
warnings.

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