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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
413 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA THIS AFTERNOON...

.SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN BEHIND THE COLD FRONT THAT
MOVED ACROSS WESTERN NEBRASKA LAST NIGHT. STRONG AND GUSTY
NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. CLEARING
SKIES WILL SEE TEMPERATURES RISE INTO THE 70S TODAY WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY FALLING TO AROUND 10 TO 15 PERCENT OVER MOST OF WESTERN
NEBRASKA.

NEZ204-206-208>210-219-242330-
/O.COR.KLBF.FW.W.0012.140424T1700Z-140425T0000Z/
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/
SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL FOREST-
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR-LOUP RIVERS BASIN-
FRENCHMAN BASIN-LOESS PLAINS-
413 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014 /313 AM MDT THU APR 24 2014/

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON CDT /11 AM MDT/ TODAY TO
7 PM CDT /6 PM MDT/ THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY FOR WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTH PLATTE HAS ISSUED A RED
FLAG WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM NOON CDT /11 AM MDT/ TODAY TO 7 PM CDT /6 PM MDT/
THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN NEBRASKA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 204 EASTERN
  PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 206
  SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/ SAMUEL R
  MCKELVIE NATIONAL FOREST...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 208 NIOBRARA
  VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 209 LOUP RIVERS
  BASIN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 210 FRENCHMAN BASIN AND FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 219 LOESS PLAINS.

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

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...

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 WILL
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
400 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON FOR LOWER BRULE
AREAS...THE JAMES VALLEY...LOWER BIG SIOUX VALLEY...AND EXTREME
NORTHEAST NEBRASKA FOR A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS... VERY DRY
FINE FUELS...AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY...

.A VERY DRY AIR MASS WILL FILTER INTO THE AREA ONCE AGAIN BEHIND
DEPARTING LOW PRESSURE. BY LATE THIS MORNING...CONDITIONS WILL
QUICKLY DEGRADE IN THE RED FLAG WARNING AREA WITH NORTHWEST WINDS
INCREASING TO 20 TO 35 MPH...AND HUMIDITY PLUNGING TO 15 TO 20
PERCENT BY EARLY AFTERNOON.

AREAS RIGHT ALONG INTERSTATE 29 FROM BROOKINGS SOUTH DAKOTA TO
SIOUX CITY IOWA ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE WINDS BELOW RED FLAG WARNING
CRITERIA...BUT THESE AREAS WILL ALSO SEE HUMIDITY VALUES FALLING
TO NEAR 20 TO 25 PERCENT BY MID AFTERNOON. HEADING EAST OF I
29...HUMIDITY VALUES SHOULD BE HIGHER AND WINDS LIGHTER.

NEZ249-SDZ255-256-258-241700-
/O.CON.KFSD.FW.W.0004.140424T1800Z-140425T0000Z/
EXTREME NORTHEAST NEBRASKA-LOWER BRULE AND LAKE ANDES VICINITY-
MIDDLE JAMES RIVER VALLEY-
LOWER JAMES RIVER TO LOWER BIG SIOUX RIVER VALLEY-
400 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
7 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 249...255...256 AND 258...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN EXTREME NORTHEAST NEBRASKA...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 249. IN SOUTH DAKOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 255...256 AND
  258. THESE ZONES ENCOMPASS THE LOWER BRULE AREA...AND THE
  MIDDLE AND LOWER JAMES RIVER VALLEY.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR FAST MOVING AND INTENSE
  GRASSLAND FIRES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR IN THE NEAR FUTURE. A COMBINATION
OF STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES
CAN CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
255 AM MDT THU APR 24 2014

...RED FLAG CONDITIONS ACROSS THE SOUTHERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE THIS
AFTERNOON...

.CONDITIONS WILL BE WARM AND DRY ACROSS THE NEBRASKA PANHANDLE
THIS AFTERNOON. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL DROP TO
AROUND 15 PERCENT. THIS WILL COMBINE WITH GUSTY WEST WINDS TO
PRODUCE A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT.

NEZ312-313-241700-
/O.UPG.KCYS.FW.A.0003.140424T1800Z-140425T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KCYS.FW.W.0005.140424T1800Z-140425T0100Z/
BOX BUTTE/SOUTH SIOUX-
SCOTTS BLUFF NATIONAL MONUMENT/WILDCAT HILLS-
255 AM MDT THU APR 24 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
312 AND 313...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHEYENNE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH
IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

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

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 14 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THE WARM AND DRY AIRMASS COMBINED WITH THE GUSTY WINDS
  COULD CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR RAPID FIRE GROWTH.

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.

&&

$$

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