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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
221 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

SDZ255-256-010330-
/O.UPG.KFSD.FW.A.0005.150401T1700Z-150402T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KFSD.FW.W.0007.150401T1800Z-150402T0100Z/
LOWER BRULE AND LAKE ANDES VICINITY-MIDDLE JAMES RIVER VALLEY-
221 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 8 PM CDT WEDNESDAY FOR
 FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 255 AND 256...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SIOUX FALLS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 8 PM CDT WEDNESDAY FOR
STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER
IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 255. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 256.

* WIND...NORTHWEST AT 20 TO 35 MPH BY AFTERNOON.

* HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 18 TO 22 PERCENT.

* 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.

&&

$$


Wind Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
303 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...WINDY CONDITIONS ACROSS SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA
ON WEDNESDAY...

.SUSTAINED SOUTHERLY WINDS OF 30 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH
ARE EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA ON
WEDNESDAY AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT. A WIND ADVISORY IS
IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM CDT WEDNESDAY FOR LOCATIONS GENERALLY
ALONG AND SOUTH OF A GRANITE FALLS...TO LE SUEUR...TO OWATONNA
LINE. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY
FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES ON EAST WEST ORIENTED
ROADWAYS...INCLUDING INTERSTATE 90.

MNZ064-065-067-073>076-082>085-091>093-010415-
/O.NEW.KMPX.WI.Y.0005.150401T1400Z-150401T2200Z/
YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-SIBLEY-REDWOOD-BROWN-NICOLLET-LE SUEUR-
WATONWAN-BLUE EARTH-WASECA-STEELE-MARTIN-FARIBAULT-FREEBORN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GRANITE FALLS...OLIVIA...GAYLORD...
REDWOOD FALLS...NEW ULM...ST. PETER...LE SUEUR...ST. JAMES...
MANKATO...WASECA...OWATONNA...FAIRMONT...BLUE EARTH...ALBERT LEA
303 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM CDT WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM CDT
WEDNESDAY.

* TIMING...9 AM TO 5 PM CDT WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTH WINDS 30 TO 35 MPH WITH GUST TO 45 MPH.

* IMPACTS...DRIVING MAY BE DIFFICULT AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY FOR
  HIGH PROFILE AND LIGHT WEIGHT VEHICLES. UNSECURED OUTDOOR ITEMS
  WILL BE BLOWN AROUND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 39 MPH OR
GUSTS BETWEEN 45 AND 57 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN
MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES ON
EAST TO WEST ORIENTED ROADWAYS LIKE INTERSTATE 90. USE EXTRA
CAUTION.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
258 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-010400-
/O.NEW.KFSD.WI.Y.0006.150401T1200Z-150401T2100Z/
LINCOLN MN-LYON MN-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-PIPESTONE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TYLER...HENDRICKS...LAKE BENTON...
IVANHOE...MARSHALL...SLAYTON...FULDA...WINDOM...MOUNTAIN LAKE...
WORTHINGTON...JACKSON...LAKEFIELD...PIPESTONE
258 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 4 PM CDT WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SIOUX FALLS HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 4 PM CDT WEDNESDAY.

* TIMING...SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE OVERNIGHT AND REMAIN
  STRONG THROUGH THE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS WEDNESDAY.

* WEATHER CONDITIONS...SOUTHERLY WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS
  TO 40 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE
31 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 46 AND 57 MPH.  WINDS OF
THESE MAGNITUDES MAY CAUSE MINOR PROPERTY DAMAGE WITHOUT EXTRA
PRECAUTIONS. MOTORISTS IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES SHOULD USE
CAUTION UNTIL THE WINDS SUBSIDE.

&&

$$


Fire Weather Watch


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
338 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ON WEDNESDAY...

.STRONG WINDS...HIGHLY COMBUSTIBLE SURFACE FUELS...AND LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO PRODUCE DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>028-034>039-045>050-058>062-071>075-
082>086-093>097-010445-
/O.NEW.KDMX.FW.A.0003.150401T1500Z-150402T0000Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-
HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-STORY-
MARSHALL-TAMA-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK-ADAIR-MADISON-
WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA-UNION-CLARKE-LUCAS-MONROE-WAPELLO-RINGGOLD-
DECATUR-WAYNE-APPANOOSE-DAVIS-
338 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS....

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH FOR EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE STEADILY AFTER SUNRISE
  WEDNESDAY...WITH THE MOST DANGEROUS CONDITIONS PERSISTING
  THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

* WIND...SOUTH INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 40
  MPH AT TIMES.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 25 TO 30 PERCENT.

* FUEL...GRASSES REMAIN NEARLY 100 PERCENT CURED AND SURFACE FUELS
  ARE HIGHLY COMBUSTIBLE.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES WILL SPREAD VERY RAPIDLY AND BE VERY
  DIFFICULT TO CONTROL IN THESE DANGEROUS CONDITIONS. OUTDOOR
  BURNING IS HIGHLY DISCOURAGED AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED.

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.

&&

$$

LEE

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
329 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH WEDNESDAY 10 AM UNTIL 7PM...

.GUSTY SOUTH WINDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH GUSTING TO 40 MPH AND LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES IN THE 25 TO 30 PERCENT RANGE IS
EXPECTED TO PRODUCE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS. EXPECT
THESE CRITICAL CONDITIONS TO EXIST FROM LATER WEDNESDAY MORNING
THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY EVENING.

IAZ008>010-018-019-029-010430-
/O.NEW.KARX.FW.A.0001.150401T1500Z-150402T0000Z/
MITCHELL-HOWARD-WINNESHIEK-FLOYD-CHICKASAW-FAYETTE-
329 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR PORTIONS OF
NORTHEAST IOWA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LA CROSSE HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* THE AFFECTED AREA IN IOWA INCLUDES...MITCHELL...HOWARD...WINNESHIEK...
  FLOYD...CHICKASAW...FAYETTE.

* FROM 10 AM UNTIL 7 PM

* PLAN ON SOUTH WINDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 40 MPH.

* MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO DIP INTO THE 25
  TO 30 PERCENT RANGE.

* PLAN ON TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S.

* ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY. OUTDOOR
  BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

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.

&&

DAS

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
1036 AM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

IAZ001-MNZ072-080-081-089-097-098-SDZ056-062-066-067-069-070-
011545-
LYON IA-LYON MN-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-PIPESTONE-ROCK-MOODY-
MINNEHAHA-TURNER-LINCOLN SD-YANKTON-CLAY SD-
1036 AM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST
IOWA...SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA...EAST CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA AND
SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

VERY STRONG SOUTHERLY WIND DEVELOPING LATER TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY
MORNING MAY GUST TO AROUND 45 MPH IN PARTS OF SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA
AND NORTHWEST IOWA.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED DURING THE
AFTERNOON HOURS EAST OF A MARSHALL TO SIOUX FALLS TO YANKTON
LINE...WITH A BETTER CHANCE TOWARD WINDOM...ROCK RAPIDS...AND
VERMILLION. STRONGER STORMS FROM 4 PM TO 7 PM COULD PRODUCE HAIL
AND GUSTY WINDS.

FIRE DANGER WILL RETURN TO THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY ON WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON. LOWER HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS ON THURSDAY WILL CREATE
A VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
1036 AM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

MNZ071-SDZ039-040-054-055-060-061-065-068-011545-
LINCOLN MN-KINGSBURY-BROOKINGS-MINER-LAKE-HANSON-MCCOOK-
HUTCHINSON-BON HOMME-
1036 AM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST
MINNESOTA...EAST CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA AND SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS MAY GUST TO AROUND 45 MPH LATE TONIGHT AND
EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING NEAR THE BUFFALO RIDGE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY WILL RETURN FIRE DANGER TO THE VERY
HIGH CATEGORY ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. FIRE WEATHER WILL CONTINUE
TO BE A CONCERN ON THURSDAY...WITH VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE
DANGER.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

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