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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
422 AM CDT Sat Jul 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR SOUTHWEST AND PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL
NORTH DAKOTA SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY EVENING...

.With high temperatures in the upper 80s, northwest winds between
20 and 30 mph this afternoon, combined with minimum relative humidities
as low as 15 percent and very dry fuels, expect critical fire weather
conditions over southwest and portions of south central North Dakota
this afternoon and early evening.

NDZ031>033-040>045-221730-
/O.UPG.KBIS.FW.A.0003.170722T1700Z-170723T0200Z/
/O.NEW.KBIS.FW.W.0003.170722T1700Z-170723T0200Z/
Golden Valley-Billings-Stark-Slope-Hettinger-Grant-Bowman-Adams-
Sioux-
422 AM CDT Sat Jul 22 2017 /322 AM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017/

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON CDT /11 AM MDT/ TODAY TO
9 PM CDT /8 PM MDT/ THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES, AND VERY DRY FUELS...

The National Weather Service in Bismarck has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from noon CDT /11 AM MDT/ today to
9 PM CDT /8 PM MDT/ this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no
longer in effect.

* AFFECTED AREA...Golden Valley, Billings, Stark, Slope,
  Hettinger, Grant, Bowman, Adams, and Sioux Counties.

* WIND...Northwest winds between 20 and 30 mph.

* HUMIDITY...Minimum relative humidity between 15 and 20
  percent.

* TEMPERATURES...Highs in the upper 80s.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop could spread rapidly.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
will occur, which can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

&&

$$

KS

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
255 AM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM MDT
THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
NORTHWEST SOUTH DAKOTA...

.Minimum relative humidities around 15 percent will occur this
afternoon. Expect northwest winds from 10 to 20 MPH with frequent
gusts to 25 MPH. The combination of very dry air and gusty winds
will create critical fire weather conditions this afternoon.

SDZ261-266-230000-
/O.UPG.KUNR.FW.A.0006.170722T1700Z-170723T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KUNR.FW.W.0007.170722T1700Z-170723T0100Z/
Northwestern South Dakota Plains-Central South Dakota Plains-
255 AM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM MDT
THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 261 AND 266...

The National Weather Service in Rapid City has issued a Red Flag
Warning for gusty winds and low relative humidity...which is in
effect from 11 AM this morning to 7 PM MDT this evening.

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 261 and 266.

* Winds...Northwest 10 to 20 mph with frequent gusts around 25
  mph.

* Relative Humidity...Around 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 Aberdeen SD
333 AM CDT Sat Jul 22 2017

SDZ268-221645-
/O.UPG.KABR.FW.A.0005.170722T1700Z-170723T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KABR.FW.W.0006.170722T1700Z-170723T0100Z/
Upper Cheyenne-
233 AM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM MDT
THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 268...

The National Weather Service in Aberdeen has issued a Red Flag
Warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect
from 11 AM this morning to 7 PM MDT this evening. The Fire
Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire Weather Zone 268 - Upper Cheyenne.

* WINDS...Northwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...15 TO 20 percent.

* IMPACTS...Critical fire weather conditions are expected today
  due to dry fine fuels, breezy winds, and very 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.

&&

$$
TMT


Flood Advisory


Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Eastern ND/Grand Forks ND
531 AM CDT SAT JUL 22 2017

MNC111-221230-
/O.NEW.KFGF.FA.Y.0016.170722T1031Z-170722T1230Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Otter Tail MN-
531 AM CDT SAT JUL 22 2017

The National Weather Service in Grand Forks has issued a

* Flood Advisory for...
  Southwestern Otter Tail County in west central Minnesota...

* Until 730 AM CDT.

* At 529 AM CDT, thunderstorms producing heavy rain are moving
  through the area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Fergus Falls.

This includes Interstate 94 in Minnesota between mile markers 53 and
61.

Radar estimates over 2 inches of rain fell within the past hour.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of urban
areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage
areas and low lying spots.

&&

LAT...LON 4632 9602 4620 9602 4620 9621 4632 9622

$$

TG


Extreme Fire Danger


RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
National Weather Service RAPID CITY SD
239 AM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017

.DISCUSSION...Skies will become mostly sunny today with some
smoke. Highs will push into the 90s with minimum relative
humidities from 15 to 20 percent. Northwest winds will average 10
to 20 MPH. Frequent gusts to 25 MPH are expected over northwest
South Dakota.

SDZ001-002-013-014-032-230015-
Harding-Perkins-Northern Meade Co Plains-Ziebach-Haakon-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Lemmon, Bison, Faith, Dupree,
and Philip
239 AM MDT Sat Jul 22 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 Sunday afternoon, The grassland fire danger index
will reach the high category to very high category.

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
519 AM CDT Sat Jul 22 2017

NDZ031>033-040>045-231030-
Golden Valley-Billings-Stark-Slope-Hettinger-Grant-Bowman-Adams-
Sioux-
519 AM CDT Sat Jul 22 2017 /419 AM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017/

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of south central
North Dakota and southwest North Dakota.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A Red Flag Warning is in effect Saturday afternoon through early
Saturday evening for southwestern and portions of south central
North Dakota. Please see www.weather.gov for further details.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

There is a chance for thunderstorms Monday afternoon through
Monday night, and again Thursday night.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
507 AM CDT Sat Jul 22 2017

SDZ003-004-009-015-016-033>035-045-231015-
Corson-Campbell-Walworth-Dewey-Potter-Stanley-Sully-Hughes-Jones-
507 AM CDT Sat Jul 22 2017 /407 AM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017/

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central South
Dakota and north central South Dakota.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

The Grassland Fire Danger will reach the Very High category this
afternoon due to dry fuels, breezy northwest winds, and low
relative humidity.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
356 AM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017

SDZ001-002-012>014-031-032-073-231000-
Harding-Perkins-Butte-Northern Meade Co Plains-Ziebach-
Pennington Co Plains-Haakon-Southern Meade Co Plains-
356 AM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017

This Hazardous weather outlook is for portions of western South
Dakota.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

The combination of hot, dry, and breezy weather will result in
critical fire weather conditions today. A Red Flag Warning has
been issued.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

After a quiet weekend, an active weather pattern will return
early next week. Chances for thunderstorms will increase, which
may be strong to severe at times.

.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

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
445 AM CDT Fri Jul 21 2017

MNZ001>009-013>017-022>024-027>032-040-NDZ006>008-014>016-024-
026>030-038-039-049-052>054-221200-
West Polk-Norman-Clay-Kittson-Roseau-Lake Of The Woods-
West Marshall-East Marshall-North Beltrami-Pennington-Red Lake-
East Polk-North Clearwater-South Beltrami-Mahnomen-
South Clearwater-Hubbard-West Becker-East Becker-Wilkin-
West Otter Tail-East Otter Tail-Wadena-Grant-Towner-Cavalier-
Pembina-Benson-Ramsey-Eastern Walsh County-Eddy-Nelson-
Grand Forks-Griggs-Steele-Traill-Barnes-Cass-Ransom-Sargent-
Richland-Western Walsh County-
445 AM CDT Fri Jul 21 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of eastern North
Dakota, west central and northwest Minnesota.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Severe thunderstorms are likely this afternoon and evening across
the region. However, details such as coverage, timing, and exact
location are still uncertain. The potential exists for hail up to
2 inches in diameter or greater, winds up to 75 mph, tornadoes,
and localized heavy rainfall.

Heat index values will approach 100 degrees across portions of the
area.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

The potential exists for scattered severe thunderstorms Saturday
afternoon across the northern Red River Valley and northwest
Minnesota.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is expected this afternoon.

$$
TG

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