Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
146 PM 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 conditions. Relative
humidities will drop to at 15 to 20 percent with lower readings
possible. Gusty southwest winds up to 35 mph at times will
develop over northeast Wyoming into southwest South Dakota by
early afternoon.

The combination of low relative humidity and gusty winds could
produce critical fire weather conditions.

SDZ262>264-WYZ259-297>299-201100-
/O.CON.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-
146 PM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS 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...

* 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 15 percent.

* Impacts...This 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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