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Hazardous Weather Outlook

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

MNZ071-097-098-SDZ038>040-050-052>070-022145-
LINCOLN MN-PIPESTONE-ROCK-BEADLE-KINGSBURY-BROOKINGS-GREGORY-
JERAULD-SANBORN-MINER-LAKE-MOODY-BRULE-AURORA-DAVISON-HANSON-
MCCOOK-MINNEHAHA-CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-HUTCHINSON-TURNER-LINCOLN SD-
BON HOMME-YANKTON-CLAY SD-
437 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST
MINNESOTA...EAST CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA...SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH
DAKOTA AND SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS BEHIND A COLD FRONT MAY REACH 20 TO 30 MPH
WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 40 MPH THIS EVENING. THE GRASSLAND FIRE
DANGER RISK WILL REMAIN VERY HIGH TO EXTREME INTO THIS EVENING. DEBRIS
BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE EXTREME CATEGORY
THURSDAY AFTERNOON. A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR MOST
AREAS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL LIKELY NOT BE NEEDED.

$$




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...

MNZ900-SDZ255>258-020415-
/O.UPG.KFSD.FW.A.0006.150402T1600Z-150403T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KFSD.FW.W.0008.150402T1600Z-150403T0000Z/
/O.CON.KFSD.FW.W.0007.000000T0000Z-150402T0100Z/
SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA-LOWER BRULE AND LAKE ANDES VICINITY-
MIDDLE JAMES RIVER VALLEY-MIDDLE BIG SIOUX RIVER VALLEY-
LOWER JAMES RIVER TO LOWER BIG SIOUX RIVER VALLEY-
307 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING
FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
255...256...257... 258 AND 900... ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT
FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM CDT THURSDAY FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND
STRONG WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 255...256...257...258 AND
900...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SIOUX FALLS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM CDT THURSDAY. THE
FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR THURSDAY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SIOUX FALLS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 900. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 255.
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 256. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 257. FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 258.

* WIND... SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 35 MPH WILL BECOME NORTHWEST AT 20
  TO 35 MPH BY LATE AFTERNOON. NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
  INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* HUMIDITY... WILL REMAIN NEAR 25 PERCENT FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE
  AFTERNOON. RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL FALL TO 15 TO 25 PERCENT ON
  THURSDAY.

* 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.

&&

$$



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...

MNZ900-SDZ255>258-020415-
/O.UPG.KFSD.FW.A.0006.150402T1600Z-150403T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KFSD.FW.W.0008.150402T1600Z-150403T0000Z/
/O.CON.KFSD.FW.W.0007.000000T0000Z-150402T0100Z/
SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA-LOWER BRULE AND LAKE ANDES VICINITY-
MIDDLE JAMES RIVER VALLEY-MIDDLE BIG SIOUX RIVER VALLEY-
LOWER JAMES RIVER TO LOWER BIG SIOUX RIVER VALLEY-
307 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING
FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
255...256...257... 258 AND 900... ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT
FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM CDT THURSDAY FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND
STRONG WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 255...256...257...258 AND
900...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SIOUX FALLS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM CDT THURSDAY. THE
FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR THURSDAY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SIOUX FALLS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 900. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 255.
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 256. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 257. FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 258.

* WIND... SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 35 MPH WILL BECOME NORTHWEST AT 20
  TO 35 MPH BY LATE AFTERNOON. NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
  INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* HUMIDITY... WILL REMAIN NEAR 25 PERCENT FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE
  AFTERNOON. RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL FALL TO 15 TO 25 PERCENT ON
  THURSDAY.

* 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.

&&

$$



Wind Advisory

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

MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-098-SDZ040-055-056-062-012300-
/O.EXT.KFSD.WI.Y.0006.000000T0000Z-150401T2300Z/
LINCOLN MN-LYON MN-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-PIPESTONE-
ROCK-BROOKINGS-LAKE-MOODY-MINNEHAHA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TYLER...HENDRICKS...LAKE BENTON...
IVANHOE...MARSHALL...SLAYTON...FULDA...WINDOM...MOUNTAIN LAKE...
WORTHINGTON...JACKSON...LAKEFIELD...PIPESTONE...LUVERNE...
BROOKINGS...MADISON...FLANDREAU...SIOUX FALLS
232 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...STRONG WINDS WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON.

* WEATHER CONDITIONS...SOUTHERLY WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS
  TO 45 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE
31 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 46 AND 57 MPH.  WINDS OF
THESE MAGNITUDES MAY CAUSE MINOR PROPERTY DAMAGE WITHOUT EXTRA
PRECAUTIONS. MOTORISTS IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES SHOULD USE
CAUTION UNTIL THE WINDS SUBSIDE.

&&

$$



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