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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 15
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
600 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 15 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 100 AM CDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

IAC009-021-025-027-035-041-047-085-093-133-141-147-149-151-155-
161-165-167-193-020600-
/O.NEW.KWNS.SV.A.0015.150401T2300Z-150402T0600Z/

IA
.    IOWA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

AUDUBON              BUENA VISTA         CALHOUN
CARROLL              CHEROKEE            CLAY
CRAWFORD             HARRISON            IDA
MONONA               O`BRIEN             PALO ALTO
PLYMOUTH             POCAHONTAS          POTTAWATTAMIE
SAC                  SHELBY              SIOUX
WOODBURY
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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
437 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ072-080-081-089-090-NEZ013-
014-SDZ071-022145-
LYON IA-OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-SIOUX-O`BRIEN-CLAY IA-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-
BUENA VISTA-WOODBURY-IDA-LYON MN-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-
DIXON-DAKOTA-UNION-
437 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST
IOWA...SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA...NORTHEAST NEBRASKA AND SOUTHEAST
SOUTH DAKOTA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS AVERAGING 25 TO 35 MPH WITH SOME GUSTS
AROUND 40 MPH WILL CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON...DIMINISHING EARLY
THIS EVENING. THESE WINDS WILL HELP TO PRODUCE AN EXTREME
GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX. DEBRIS BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE EVENING
HOURS. THE PRIMARY RISK FROM THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE SMALL
HAIL AND STRONG WINDS UP TO 65 MPH. THE RISK FOR SEVERE STORMS
WILL END BY THE LATE EVENING HOURS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH TO
EXTREME CATEGORY THURSDAY AFTERNOON. DEBRIS BURNING IS NOT
RECOMMENDED AND ANY OUTDOOR ACTIVITY SHOULD BE DONE WITH CAUTION.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED THIS EVENING...ESPECIALLY IN
NORTHWESTERN IOWA AND EXTREME SOUTHERN MINNESOTA.

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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
307 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING FOR
SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA...NORTHWEST IOWA...NORTHEAST NEBRASKA...
AND SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT THURSDAY FOR SOUTHWEST
MINNESOTA...AND THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SOUTH DAKOTA FOR STRONG
WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

IAZ300-301-NEZ249-020100-
/O.CON.KFSD.FW.W.0007.000000T0000Z-150402T0100Z/
NORTHERN LOESS HILLS AND FLOYD RIVER BASIN-
IOWA GREAT LAKES/ROCK AND LITTLE SIOUX BASINS-
EXTREME NORTHEAST NEBRASKA-
307 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING
FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMID AND STRONG WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
249...300 AND 301...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SIOUX FALLS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM CDT
THIS EVENING. A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 300. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 301.
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 249.

* WIND...BE AWARE OF A WIND SHIFT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 35
  MPH...SHIFTING NORTHWEST AT 20 TO 35 MPH BY EARLY THIS EVENING.

* HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 25 PERCENT.

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

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.

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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