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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
243 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014

...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES FOR THE SOUTHERN NEBRASKA
PANHANDLE THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.WARMER AND DRIER AIR MOVES INTO THE NEBRASKA PANHANDLE OVERNIGHT
TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON. WITH THE WARM
TEMPERATURES...WINDS SHOULD MIX DOWN FROM FAIRLY HIGH LEVELS IN
THE ATMOSPHERE...WITH WIDESPREAD WIND GUSTS TO 30 MPH LIKELY TO
COMBINE WITH THESE WARMER AND DRIER CONDITIONS THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

NEZ312-313-241200-
/O.NEW.KCYS.FW.A.0003.140424T1800Z-140425T0100Z/
BOX BUTTE/SOUTH SIOUX-
SCOTTS BLUFF NATIONAL MONUMENT/WILDCAT HILLS-
243 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 312 AND 313...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHEYENNE HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 312 BOX BUTTE/SOUTH SIOUX
  AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 313 SCOTTS BLUFF NATIONAL
  MONUMENT/WILDCAT HILLS.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 TO 13 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...COMBINATION OF WARM AND DRY AIR COMBINED WITH THE
  GUSTY WINDS COULD CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR RAPID FIRE GROWTH
  THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
558 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FROM NOON TO 7 PM MDT THURSDAY FOR LOW
HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 263...264...265...
AND 266...

.DISCUSSION...A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS
WILL BRING GUSTY WINDS AND DRIER AIR TO THE AREA THURSDAY.
NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS ARE EXPECTED
ACROSS THE SOUTH DAKOTA PLAINS. IN ADDITION...A DRY AIRMASS WILL
ALLOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES TO DROP TO 15 TO 20 PERCENT...
POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

SDZ263>266-241200-
/O.CON.KUNR.FW.A.0001.140424T1800Z-140425T0100Z/
SOUTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA-BADLANDS AREA-
SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA-CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA PLAINS-
558 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 263...264...265...AND 266...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 263 SOUTHWESTERN SOUTH
  DAKOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 264 BADLANDS AREA...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 265 SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 266
  CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA PLAINS.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35
  MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...15 TO 20 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE 60S.

* IMPACTS...RAPID AND LARGE FIRE GROWTH MAY OCCUR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

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