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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
241 PM MDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT WEDNESDAY
FOR GUSTY WINDS...VERY LOW HUMIDITY...AND COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE FOR
WYOMING FIRE WEATHER ZONES 259...297...298...AND 299...AND SOUTH
DAKOTA FIRE ZONES 260...261...262...263...264...265...AND 266...

.DRY AND VERY WARM CONDITIONS ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA THIS
AFTERNOON. TEMPS ARE IN THE LOWER 70S TO MID 80S WITH OCCASIONALLY
GUSTY SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS IN MOST AREAS...ESPECIALLY ON THE
PLAINS. HUMIDITIES HAVE DROPPED TO 10 TO 15 PERCENT IN MOST AREAS.
RED FLAG OR NEAR RED FLAG CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST INTO THE
EVENING HOURS.

SOUTH-SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL DECREASE IN MOST AREAS OVERNIGHT AHEAD
OF A COLD FRONT...EXCEPT IT WILL REMAIN BREEZY ACROSS FAR
SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA. HUMIDITY RECOVERIES WILL
BE POOR OVERNIGHT. COLD FRONT MOVES INTO NORTHEAST WYOMING AND
NORTHWEST SOUTH DAKOTA LATE TONIGHT...AND THROUGH THE REST OF
WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA EARLY WEDNESDAY. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE
NORTHWEST AND QUICKLY INCREASE ACROSS THE AREA...WITH THE
STRONGEST WINDS TO THE NORTH AND EAST OF THE BLACK HILLS. THE
GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAYTIME HOURS. RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES WILL DROP TO AROUND 15 PERCENT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
CONDITIONS WILL GRADUALLY IMPROVE WEDNESDAY EVENING.

SDZ263-265-011300-
/O.CON.KUNR.FW.W.0006.000000T0000Z-150402T0300Z/
SOUTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA-SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA-
241 PM MDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT WEDNESDAY
FOR GUSTY WINDS...VERY LOW HUMIDITY...AND COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 263 AND 265...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT WEDNESDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 263 SOUTHWESTERN SOUTH
  DAKOTA AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 265 SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA.

* WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH
  THROUGH TONIGHT. WINDS WILL SWITCH TO THE NORTHWEST AND INCREASE
  TO 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH BETWEEN 6 AM AND 9 AM
  WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 10 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON.
  HUMIDITIES AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE LOW TO MID 80S THIS AFTERNOON. HIGHS
  IN THE MID 60S TO LOWER 70S ON WEDNESDAY.

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

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.

&&

$$








Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
346 AM MDT TUE MAR 31 2015

SDZ001-002-012>014-024>032-041>044-046-047-049-072>074-WYZ054>058-
071-011300-
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
NORTHERN BLACK HILLS-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-
SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CENTRAL BLACK HILLS-SOUTHERN BLACK HILLS-
CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-FALL RIVER-SHANNON-
JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-NORTHERN CAMPBELL-
SOUTHERN CAMPBELL-WESTERN CROOK-WYOMING BLACK HILLS-WESTON-
NORTHEASTERN CROOK-
346 AM MDT TUE MAR 31 2015 /446 AM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015/

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TODAY AND WEDNESDAY...
...STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS LATE TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA AND
NORTHEASTERN WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

WITH VERY WARM TEMPERATURES...LOW HUMIDITY...AND INCREASING
SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL RESULT CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS ACROSS THE
AREA TODAY.

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO NORTHEAST WYOMING AND NORTHWEST
SOUTH DAKOTA LATE TONIGHT. NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH...WITH
GUSTS OF 40 TO 50 MPH WILL OCCUR BEHIND THE COLD FRONT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

THE COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF WESTERN SOUTH
DAKOTA AND SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY MORNING. NORTHWEST
WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH...WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO 50 MPH WILL OCCUR
BEHIND THE COLD FRONT. THE STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE INTO
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. THE COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY.

&&

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES...
OR CHECK OUR WEB SITE AT WEATHER.GOV/RAPIDCITY

$$






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