Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
348 AM MDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 259...297 AND 298...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 259...297 AND 298...

.WARMER AND DRIER WEATHER WILL PUSH INTO THE AREA TODAY AND SUNDAY.
TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE NORTHEASTERN WYOMING AND WESTERN SOUTH
DAKOTA PLAINS WILL RISE WELL INTO THE 90S...WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITY
ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE NORTHEAST WYOMING PLAINS DROPPING TO BELOW
15%. SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
25 OR HIGHER. WILL ISSUE RED FLAG WARNING FOR THIS AFTN/EARLY
EVNG. GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RH ARE AGAIN POSSIBLE SUNDAY...SO WILL
CONTINUE WITH FIRE WEATHER WATCH. A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE
REGION SUNDAY NIGHT WILL BRING A CHANCE OF DRY THUNDERSTORMS TO
THE AREA. MORE SEASONABLE TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED MONDAY.

WYZ259-297-298-300100-
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SOUTHERN CAMPBELL-NORTHERN CAMPBELL-
LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CROOK AND WESTON COUNTIES-
348 AM MDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 259...297 AND 298...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 259...297 AND 298...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RAPID CITY HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 259...297 AND 298.

* WINDS...SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...15 PERCENT OR BELOW.

* IMPACTS...WILDFIRES CAN SPREAD RAPIDLY IN THE VERY DRY FUELS.

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.

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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