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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service North Platte NE
341 PM CDT Wed Sep 20 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
EARLY THURSDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA...

.Gusty south to southwest winds will develop Thursday afternoon
which will support critical fire weather conditions across
portions of southwest Nebraska. In addition, relative humidity
values will drop to less than 15 percent by late afternoon.

The combination of low relative humidity and gusty winds are
expected to produce critical fire weather conditions.

NEZ210-211045-
/O.UPG.KLBF.FW.A.0006.170921T1800Z-170922T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KLBF.FW.W.0012.170921T1800Z-170922T0100Z/
Frenchman Basin-
241 PM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM MDT THURSDAY FOR
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES AND GUSTY WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 210...

The National Weather Service in North Platte has issued a Red
Flag Warning, which is in effect from noon to 7 PM MDT Thursday.
The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 210.

* WIND...South at 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts.

* HUMIDITY...Minimum relative humidity 10 to 15 percent.

* IMPACTS...This combination of gusty winds and low relative
  humidities would produce critical fire weather conditions.

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.

&&

$$

JWS

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Cheyenne WY
228 PM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 301 AND 311 THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 308 AND 309 ON
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

NEZ311-WYZ301-210100-
/O.CON.KCYS.FW.W.0018.000000T0000Z-170921T0100Z/
Pine Ridge/Nebraska National Forest/Oglala National Grasslands-
Niobrara/Lower Elevations of Converse/Thunder Basin National
Grassland-
228 PM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 301 AND
311...

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zones 301 and 311.

* WIND...West to southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

* HUMIDITY...14 to 17 percent for the next few hours.

* 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Hastings NE
306 PM CDT Wed Sep 20 2017

...Dangerous Fire Weather Conditions Thursday...

KSZ005-017-NEZ082-210415-
/O.NEW.KGID.FW.W.0012.170921T1900Z-170922T0100Z/
Phillips-Rooks-Furnas-
306 PM CDT Wed Sep 20 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 8 PM CDT THURSDAY FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 005,
017 AND 082...

The National Weather Service in Hastings has issued a Red Flag
Warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect
from 2 PM to 8 PM CDT Thursday.

* AFFECTED AREA...In Kansas, Fire Weather Zone 005 Phillips and
  Fire Weather Zone 017 Rooks. In Nebraska, Fire Weather Zone
  082 Furnas.

* WINDS...South 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* TIMING...Thursday afternoon and early evening.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Will bottom out around 20 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that occur may spread rapidly and be
  difficult to contain. Use caution if engaging in activities
  that could ignite a fire.

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.

&&

$$
Wesely

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
149 PM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY EVENING FOR GUSTY
WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEASTERN
WYOMING AND SOUTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA...

.Dry gusty southwest flow will continue this afternoon,
supporting critical fire weather conditions. Relative humidities
will drop to 15 to 20 percent with lower readings possible. Gusty
southwest winds up to 40 mph at times will continue over
northeast Wyoming into southwest South Dakota.

SDZ262>264-WYZ298-299-210100-
/O.CON.KUNR.FW.W.0010.000000T0000Z-170921T0100Z/
Southern Black Hills-Southwestern South Dakota-Badlands Area-
Crook and Weston County Plains-Wyoming Black Hills-
149 PM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
262...263...264...298 AND 299...

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 262...263...264...298 and
  299.

* Winds...Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 15 percent.

* Impacts...The combination of gusty winds and low relative
  humidities will produce critical fire weather conditions.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
120 PM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

...Critical fire weather conditions for the Palmer Divide and
portions of the eastern plains Thursday afternoon...

.Above normal temperatures and a dry airmass, along with gusty
south to southwest winds will bring critical fire weather
conditions to the Palmer Ridge and portions of the eastern plains
of Colorado from noon to early evening on Thursday.

COZ241-245>247-249-211200-
/O.UPG.KBOU.FW.A.0022.170921T1800Z-170922T0200Z/
/O.NEW.KBOU.FW.W.0025.170921T1800Z-170922T0100Z/
Elbert/Central and East Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet-
Central and East Adams and Arapahoe Counties-
North and Northeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet/North Lincoln
County-
Southeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet/South Lincoln County-
Washington County-
120 PM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM MDT THURSDAY FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
FOR THE PALMER DIVIDE AND PARTS OF THE EASTERN PLAINS...

The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a Red Flag
Warning for wind and low relative humidity...which is in effect
from noon to 7 PM MDT Thursday. The Fire Weather Watch is no
longer in effect.

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 241...245...246...247 and
  249.

* Timing...Noon to 7 PM MDT Thursday.

* Winds...South 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Relative Humidity...as low as 9 percent.

* Impacts...Gusty winds along with a dry airmass and above normal
  temperatures will cause critical fire weather conditions on
  Thursday afternoon.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Goodland KS
1126 AM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED THURSDAY...

.Unseasonably hot temperatures will combine with a dry air mass
resulting in low relative humidity values across eastern
Colorado, northwest Kansas, and southwest Nebraska Thursday
afternoon and early Thursday evening. Gusty south winds will
develop by midday Thursday and continue into Thursday evening,
with gusts up to 35 mph possible.

COZ252>254-KSZ001-002-013-014-027-028-041-042-NEZ079-080-210100-
/O.UPG.KGLD.FW.A.0019.170921T1800Z-170922T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KGLD.FW.W.0020.170921T1800Z-170922T0100Z/
Yuma-Kit Carson-Cheyenne-Rawlins-Sherman-Thomas-Wallace-Logan-
Greeley-Wichita-Dundy-Hitchcock-
1126 AM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017 /1226 PM CDT Wed Sep 20 2017/

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT /1 PM CDT/ TO 7 PM
MDT /8 PM CDT/ THURSDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 001...002...013...014...027...028...041...
042...079...080...252...253 AND 254...

The National Weather Service in Goodland has issued a Red Flag
Warning for wind and low relative humidity...which is in effect
from noon MDT /1 PM CDT/ to 7 PM MDT /8 PM CDT/ Thursday. The
Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected Area...In Colorado...Fire Weather Zone 252 Yuma...
  Fire Weather Zone 253 Kit Carson and Fire Weather Zone 254
  Cheyenne. In Kansas...Fire Weather Zone 001 Cheyenne...Fire
  Weather Zone 002 Rawlins...Fire Weather Zone 013 Sherman...
  Fire Weather Zone 014 Thomas...Fire Weather Zone 027 Wallace...
  Fire Weather Zone 028 Logan...Fire Weather Zone 041 Greeley
  and Fire Weather Zone 042 Wichita. In Nebraska...Fire Weather
  Zone 079 Dundy and Fire Weather Zone 080 Hitchcock.

* Winds...South 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 11 percent.

* Impacts...Any fires that start will have extreme fire behavior
  and spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not advised.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now...or are imminent. A combination of
strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Goodland KS
1126 AM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED THURSDAY...

.Unseasonably hot temperatures will combine with a dry air mass
resulting in low relative humidity values across eastern
Colorado, northwest Kansas, and southwest Nebraska Thursday
afternoon and early Thursday evening. Gusty south winds will
develop by midday Thursday and continue into Thursday evening,
with gusts up to 35 mph possible.

KSZ003-004-015-016-029-NEZ081-210100-
/O.NEW.KGLD.FW.W.0020.170921T1800Z-170922T0100Z/
Decatur-Norton-Sheridan-Graham-Gove-Red Willow-
1226 PM CDT Wed Sep 20 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 8 PM CDT THURSDAY FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 003...004...
015...016...029 AND 081...

The National Weather Service in Goodland has issued a Red Flag
Warning for wind and low relative humidity...which is in effect
from 1 PM to 8 PM CDT Thursday.

* Affected Area...In Kansas...Fire Weather Zone 003 Decatur...
  Fire Weather Zone 004 Norton...Fire Weather Zone 015
  Sheridan... Fire Weather Zone 016 Graham and Fire Weather Zone
  029 Gove. In Nebraska...Fire Weather Zone 081 Red Willow.

* Winds...South 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 14 percent.

* Impacts...Any fires that start will have extreme fire behavior
  and spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not advised.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now...or are imminent. A combination of
strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

&&

$$

For more information from NOAA/National Weather Service visit...
http://weather.gov/gld


Extreme Fire Danger


Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
246 AM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

.DISCUSSION...Dry and breezy weather is expected today. High
temperatures will be in the 70s and the minimum relative humidity
will range from 15 to 20 percent. Southwesterly winds of 15 to 25
MPH, with gusts to 30 mph can be expected.

SDZ001-002-012-013-025>027-030>032-041>044-072>074-210000-
Harding-Perkins-Butte-Northern Meade Co Plains-
Northern Foot Hills-Rapid City-Southern Foot Hills-
Custer Co Plains-Pennington Co Plains-Haakon-Fall River-
Oglala Lakota-Jackson-Bennett-Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-
Southern Meade Co Plains-Hermosa Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Lemmon, Bison, Belle Fourche,
Faith, Spearfish, Rapid City, Edgemont, Hot Springs, Folsom,
Wall, Philip, Ardmore, Oelrichs, Pine Ridge, Oglala, Kyle,
Kadoka, Martin, Sturgis, Union Center, and Hermosa
246 AM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

...Extreme Fire Danger...

The grassland fire danger index will reach the extreme category
this afternoon. Extreme weather conditions or a very low moisture
content of grasses, and other dry organic material on the ground,
indicate that critical burning conditions exist. A fire will
start easily and has the potential to become large and spread
quickly becoming erratic with extreme behavioral characteristics.
No outdoor burning should take place.

The outlook for Thursday afternoon, The grassland fire danger
index will reach the high category to extreme category.


$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service North Platte NE
350 PM CDT Wed Sep 20 2017

NEZ004>010-022>029-035>038-056>059-069>071-094-212100-
Sheridan-Eastern Cherry-Keya Paha-Boyd-Brown-Rock-Holt-Garden-
Grant-Hooker-Thomas-Blaine-Loup-Garfield-Wheeler-Arthur-McPherson-
Logan-Custer-Deuel-Keith-Perkins-Lincoln-Chase-Hayes-Frontier-
Western Cherry-
350 PM CDT Wed Sep 20 2017 /250 PM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017/

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of western and
north central Nebraska.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

A Red Flag Warning is in effect Thursday afternoon and early
evening for portions of southwest Nebraska for gusty winds to 25
mph and low relative humidity.

A frontal boundary draped across western Nebraska will be the
focus for a few strong to severe thunderstorms Friday afternoon
and evening. The area of concern will be for areas east of a line
from Cody through Chappell. Damaging wind gusts and large hail
will be possible in addition to areas of heavy rainfall.

A nearly stationary front will result in periods of moderate to
heavy rainfall Friday evening through Sunday night. Showers and
thunderstorms will contain areas of heavy rainfall during this
time. Significant rainfall totals are possible.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.

&&

Get your weather, hydrological, and climate information at
http://www.weather.gov/northplatte

$$

TAYLOR

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
1103 AM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

COZ030>051-211715-
Jackson County Below 9000 Feet-
West Jackson and West Grand Counties Above 9000 Feet-
Grand and Summit Counties Below 9000 Feet-
South and East Jackson/Larimer/North and Northeast Grand/
Northwest Boulder Counties Above 9000 Feet-
South and Southeast Grand/West Central and Southwest Boulder/
Gilpin/Clear Creek/Summit/North and West Park Counties Above
9000 Feet-Larimer and Boulder Counties Between 6000 and 9000 Feet-
Jefferson and West Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet/Gilpin/Clear
Creek/Northeast Park Counties Below 9000 Feet-
Central and Southeast Park County-
Larimer County Below 6000 Feet/Northwest Weld County-
Boulder And Jefferson Counties Below 6000 Feet/West Broomfield
County-
North Douglas County Below 6000 Feet/Denver/West Adams and
Arapahoe Counties/East Broomfield County-
Elbert/Central and East Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet-
Northeast Weld County-Central and South Weld County-Morgan County-
Central and East Adams and Arapahoe Counties-
North and Northeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet/North Lincoln
County-
Southeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet/South Lincoln County-
Logan County-Washington County-Sedgwick County-Phillips County-
1103 AM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central
Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

It will be dry with cooler temperatures today. The fire danger
will be elevated over the Palmer Divide and near by plains today
where south winds will gust up to 40 mph at times.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Warm temperatures, a dry airmass, and breezy conditions could
create critical fire weather conditions on Thursday afternoon for
the Palmer Ridge, eastern Adams, eastern Arapahoe, Elbert,
Washington and Lincoln counties. Friday should be a little cooler
with showers and thunderstorms possible mainly across the high
country. Much cooler unsettled weather is expected across all of
north central and northeastern Colorado...over the weekend into
early next week...as an upper level trough of low pressure and
associated cold fronts moves across the Rocky Mountain Region,

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
346 AM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

SDZ026>031-041>043-074-WYZ056>058-071-211000-
Rapid City-Southern Foot Hills-Central Black Hills-
Southern Black Hills-Custer Co Plains-Pennington Co Plains-
Fall River-Oglala Lakota-Jackson-Hermosa Foot Hills-Western Crook-
Wyoming Black Hills-Weston-Northeastern Crook-
346 AM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of the Black Hills
of South Dakota...western South Dakota...northeast Wyoming...and
the Black Hills of Wyoming.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Gusty southwest winds and low relative humidity will lead to
critical fire weather conditions this afternoon into early
evening. A Red Flag Warning has been issued.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed today.

&&

Stay tuned to NOAA weather radio for further updates...or check
our web site at weather.gov/rapidcity

$$

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