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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
936 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER CONTINUES INTO THURSDAY...

SDZ267>272-021045-
/O.CAN.KABR.FW.W.0006.000000T0000Z-150402T0300Z/
/O.CON.KABR.FW.W.0007.150402T1600Z-150403T0000Z/
LOWER BAD RIVER-UPPER CHEYENNE-UPPER MISSOURI COTEAU-
MISSOURI COTEAU-UPPER JAMES RIVER-PRAIRIE COTEAU-
936 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015 /836 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CDT /10 AM MDT/
TO 7 PM CDT /6 PM MDT/ THURSDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 267...268...269...270...271 AND
272...
...RED FLAG WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 267...268...269...270...271 AND
272...


* AFFECTED AREA...IN SOUTH DAKOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 267...
  268...269...270...271 AND 272.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 16 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...FIRES WILL SPREAD VERY QUICKLY DUE TO DEAD FUELS...
  GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY.

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 SIOUX FALLS SD
754 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015


...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THURSDAY FOR SOUTHWEST
MINNESOTA...AND THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SOUTH DAKOTA FOR STRONG
WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

MNZ900-SDZ255>258-021115-
/O.EXP.KFSD.FW.W.0007.000000T0000Z-150402T0100Z/
/O.CON.KFSD.FW.W.0008.150402T1600Z-150403T0000Z/
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-
754 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

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

...RED FLAG WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 255...256...257...258 AND 900...


* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 900. FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  255..256...257...AND 258 IN SOUTH DAKOTA. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 900
  IN MINNESOTA.

* WIND...NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH
  THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* HUMIDITY...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.

&&

$$


Fire Weather Watch


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
952 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL
NORTH DAKOTA ON THURSDAY...

.CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE ON THURSDAY
OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA. WEST TO
NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO AROUND 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH
AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES DROPPING TO AS LOW AS 30
PERCENT. GIVEN OBSERVED FIRE BEHAVIOR OVER THE PAST SEVERAL
DAYS...RAPID FIRE GROWTH WILL BE POSSIBLE FROM ANY START.
LOCATIONS THAT MAY EXPERIENCE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ON
THURSDAY INCLUDE BOWMAN...AMIDON...HETTINGER...ELGIN...FORT YATES
AND LINTON.

NDZ040>046-021100-
/O.CAN.KBIS.FW.W.0004.000000T0000Z-150402T0300Z/
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.A.0005.150402T1600Z-150403T0000Z/
SLOPE-HETTINGER-GRANT-BOWMAN-ADAMS-SIOUX-EMMONS-
952 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015 /852 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015/

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY
VEGETATION FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL NORTH
DAKOTA...
...RED FLAG WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...
AND DRY VEGETATION FOR MOST OF NORTH DAKOTA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BISMARCK HAS CANCELLED THE RED
FLAG WARNING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 040 SLOPE...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 041 HETTINGER...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 042 GRANT...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 043 BOWMAN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 044 ADAMS...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 045 SIOUX AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 046 EMMONS.

* WINDS...WEST TO NORTHWEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40
  MPH ON THURSDAY.

* TIMING...FIRE WEATHER WATCH ON THURSDAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 30 PERCENT ON THURSDAY.

* TEMPERATURES...40S ON THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES COULD SPREAD RAPIDLY AND SHOW ERRATIC
  BEHAVIOR. DANGEROUS BURNING CONDITIONS WILL EXIST.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE POSSIBLE. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG
WARNINGS.

&&

$$


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.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
315 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015

SDZ001-002-012>014-024>032-041>044-046-047-049-072>074-WYZ054>058-
071-021300-
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-
315 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015 /415 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015/

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

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH...WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO 50 MPH WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING. THE COMBINATION OF STRONG
WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL CONTINUE CRITICAL FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS INTO THE EVENING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL BE IN THE VERY HIGH TO
EXTREME CATEGORY FOR THURSDAY AS LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND HIGH
WINDS ARE EXPECTED.

.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

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
500 AM MDT WED APR 1 2015

WYZ001>020-022>030-021100-
ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS-BIGHORN MOUNTAINS SOUTHEAST-
BIGHORN MOUNTAINS WEST-CASPER MOUNTAIN-CODY FOOTHILLS-
EAST SWEETWATER COUNTY-FLAMING GORGE-
GREEN MOUNTAINS AND RATTLESNAKE RANGE-JACKSON HOLE-LANDER FOOTHILLS-
NATRONA COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-NORTH BIG HORN BASIN-
NORTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-OWL CREEK AND BRIDGER MOUNTAINS-
ROCK SPRINGS AND GREEN RIVER-SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-
SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHEAST BIG HORN BASIN-
SOUTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-SOUTHWEST BIG HORN BASIN-STAR VALLEY-
TETON AND GROS VENTRE MOUNTAINS-UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN-
UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN FOOTHILLS-UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN-
WIND RIVER BASIN-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS EAST-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS WEST-
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK-
500 AM MDT WED APR 1 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

GUSTY WEST WINDS AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL INCREASE WILDFIRE RISK
ACROSS SWEETWATER AND SUBLETTE COUNTIES. PLEASE AVOID
AGRICULTURAL AND DEBRIS BURNING IN THESE AREAS TODAY.

OTHERWISE...COOLER TEMPERATURES WITH RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS POSSIBLE
IN THE NORTHWESTERN MOUNTAINS TODAY WITH AN OUTSIDE CHANCE FOR A
THUNDERSTORM. EXPECT SLICK ROAD CONDITIONS IN THE STRONGER SHOWERS
AND REMEMBER...WHEN THUNDER ROARS...GO INDOORS!

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...COLDER WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.

SUNDAY...DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS COULD POTENTIALLY INCREASE FIRE
DANGER AHEAD OF A COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY AND TONIGHT.

$$

TEAM RIVERTON

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
446 AM CDT WED APR 1 2015

MNZ039-046-SDZ003>011-015>023-033>037-045-048-051-021000-
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-CORSON-CAMPBELL-MCPHERSON-BROWN-MARSHALL-
ROBERTS-WALWORTH-EDMUNDS-DAY-DEWEY-POTTER-FAULK-SPINK-CLARK-
CODINGTON-GRANT-HAMLIN-DEUEL-STANLEY-SULLY-HUGHES-HYDE-HAND-JONES-
LYMAN-BUFFALO-
446 AM CDT WED APR 1 2015 /346 AM MDT WED APR 1 2015/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL
MINNESOTA...CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA...NORTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA AND
NORTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER ACROSS THE ENTIRE FORECAST AREA
TODAY AS STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS COMBINE WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER ON THURSDAY AS WELL AS WINDS REMAIN GUSTY
AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY STAYS LOW.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

$$
TMT

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