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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
315 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

MTZ028>030-034-035-038-041-042-057-063-WYZ099-281000-
/O.NEW.KBYZ.HW.A.0001.150328T1800Z-150329T0600Z/
SOUTHERN WHEATLAND-MUSSELSHELL-TREASURE-NORTHERN STILLWATER-
YELLOWSTONE-SOUTHERN BIG HORN-NORTHERN SWEET GRASS-GOLDEN VALLEY-
NORTHERN BIG HORN-JUDITH GAP-SHERIDAN FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARLOWTON...ROUNDUP...HYSHAM...
COLUMBUS...ABSAROKEE...BILLINGS...PRYOR...LODGE GRASS...
BIG TIMBER...RYEGATE...LAVINA...HARDIN...CROW AGENCY...
JUDITH GAP...SHERIDAN
315 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BILLINGS HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS WILL LIKELY RESULT IN DANGEROUS TRAVEL
  CONDITIONS FOR LIGHT WEIGHT AND HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. MINOR
  PROPERTY DAMAGE COULD ALSO OCCUR.

* TIMING...STRONGEST WINDS WILL LIKELY OCCUR SATURDAY AFTERNOON
  AND LINGER INTO EARLY SATURDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...SUSTAINED WEST WINDS TO 40 MPH WITH SOME GUSTS AROUND 60
  MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

WINDS OF THESE MAGNITUDES CAN CAUSE PROPERTY DAMAGE WITHOUT EXTRA
PRECAUTIONS. MOTORISTS IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES SHOULD USE
CAUTION UNTIL THE WINDS SUBSIDE.

&&

$$

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/BILLINGS


Fire Weather Watch


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
329 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS POSSIBLE ACROSS MUCH OF
EASTERN WYOMING AND THE WESTERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE ON SATURDAY
AFTERNOON...

.NEAR RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED ON SATURDAY AS A
STRONG RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE REGION. WARM AND
DRY CONDITIONS WILL YIELD VERY LOW AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY
VALUES. THIS IS EXPECTED TO COMBINE WITH DRY FUELS AND STRONG
WESTERLY WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH TO PRODUCE EXPLOSIVE
FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

NEZ311>313-WYZ301-310-272300-
/O.NEW.KCYS.FW.A.0002.150328T1700Z-150329T0100Z/
PINE RIDGE/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/OGLALA NATIONAL GRASSLANDS-
BOX BUTTE/SOUTH SIOUX-
SCOTTS BLUFF NATIONAL MONUMENT/WILDCAT HILLS-
NIOBRARA/LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CONVERSE/THUNDER BASIN NATIONAL
GRASSLAND-PLATTE/GOSHEN/CENTRAL AND EASTERN LARAMIE-
329 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 301...310...311...312 AND 313...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHEYENNE HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 311...312 AND 313. FIRE
  WEATHER ZONES 301 AND 310.

* WIND...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...10 TO 15 PERCENT.

* THUNDERSTORMS...NONE EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS...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.

&&

$$

HAMMER

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
325 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
259...262...263...264...297 AND 298...

.WARM AND DRY WEATHER IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION ON SATURDAY.
HIGHS WILL BE IN THE MID 70S TO AROUND 80...WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES OF 15 TO 20 PERCENT. WEST WINDS WILL BE 20 TO 30
MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL ALSO MOVE
THROUGH THE AREA SATURDAY EVENING. WINDS WILL SHIFT NORTHWEST
BEHIND THE FRONT AND MAY GUST IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THE COMBINATION
OF DRY FUELS...GUSTY WINDS...A FRONTAL PASSAGE...AND DRY RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES MAY RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

SDZ262>264-WYZ259-297-298-272130-
/O.NEW.KUNR.FW.A.0004.150328T1800Z-150329T0300Z/
SOUTHERN BLACK HILLS-SOUTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA-BADLANDS AREA-
SOUTHERN CAMPBELL-NORTHERN CAMPBELL-
LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CROOK AND WESTON COUNTIES-
325 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND A
FRONTAL PASSAGE FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
259...262...263...264...297 AND 298...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RAPID CITY HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 259 SOUTHERN CAMPBELL...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 262 SOUTHERN BLACK HILLS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 263
  SOUTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 264 BADLANDS
  AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 297 NORTHERN CAMPBELL AND FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 298 LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CROOK AND WESTON COUNTIES.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

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

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.

* IMPACTS...WILDFIRES CAN SPREAD QUICKLY IN THE DEAD WINTER
  FUELS.

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.

&&

$$

JC

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
317 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

MTZ123>133-WYZ274-272315-
/O.NEW.KBYZ.FW.A.0001.150328T1800Z-150329T0300Z/
GALLATIN NATIONAL FOREST-WHEATLAND COUNTY/SWEET GRASS COUNTY-
STILLWATER COUNTY-BEARTOOTH RANGER DISTRICT CUSTER NATIONAL FOREST-
GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY/MUSSELSHELL COUNTY-YELLOWSTONE COUNTY-
CROW INDIAN RESERVATION/BIGHORN CANYON REC AREA-
NORTHERN ROSEBUD/NORTHERN TREASURE COUNTIES-
NORTHERN CHEYENNE INDIAN RESERVATION/ASHLAND RANGER DISTRICT
CUSTER NATL FOREST-CUSTER COUNTY-
SIOUX RANGER DISTRICT CUSTER NATIONAL FOREST-SHERIDAN COUNTY-
317 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING BELOW 7000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BILLINGS HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER
WATCH BELOW 7000 FEET...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS: LOW HUMIDITIES...UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES...
  STRONG GUSTY WINDS...AND WIND SHIFT WITH A COLD FRONT WILL
  CREATE ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR AND NEW FIRE STARTS.

* AFFECTED AREA:
  IN NORTH CENTRAL WY FIRE ZONE....274.
  IN SOUTH CENTRAL MT FIRE ZONES...123...124...125...126...127
                                   128...129.
  IN SOUTHEAST MT FIRE ZONES...130...131...132.
  IN SOUTHEAST MT AND NORTHWEST SD FIRE ZONE....133.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED:
  IN CENTRAL MT...GOLDEN VALLEY...MUSSELSHELL...WHEATLAND.
  IN NORTH CENTRAL WY...SHERIDAN.
  IN NORTHWEST SD...HARDING.
  IN SOUTH CENTRAL MT...BIG HORN...CARBON...PARK...STILLWATER
                        SWEET GRASS...YELLOWSTONE.
  IN SOUTHEAST MT...CARTER...CUSTER...FALLON...POWDER RIVER
                    ROSEBUD...TREASURE.

* COLD FRONT: A STRONG COLD WILL PUSH ACROSS THE REGION SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING.

* WIND: SOUTHWEST WINDS AHEAD OF THE FRONT WILL SHIFT TO THE
  WEST AND BECOME STRONG. EXPECT SUSTAINED WEST WINDS BEHIND THE
  FRONT 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 60 MPH.

* HUMIDITY: 15 TO 20 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES: WELL ABOVE NORMAL...RANGING FROM THE MID 60S IN
  THE WESTERN DISTRICTS TO UPPER 70S IN THE EAST.

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.

&&

$$

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/BILLINGS

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
235 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...WINDY AND DRY CONDITIONS ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL WYOMING ON
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE AND COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS
WYOMING ON SATURDAY. AHEAD AND WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE COLD
FRONT...A COMBINATION OF LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WEST WINDS
COMBINED WITH DRY FUELS MAY BRING RED FLAG CONDITIONS SATURDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

WYZ280-281-283-272200-
/O.NEW.KRIW.FW.A.0001.150328T1800Z-150329T0300Z/
NATRONA COUNTY/CASPER BLM-JOHNSON COUNTY/CASPER BLM-
UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN/WIND RIVER BASIN-
235 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 280...281 AND 283...

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

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 280...281 AND 283.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 TO 45 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 12 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...CONDITIONS MAY BE FAVORABLE FOR INTENSE FIRES WITH RAPID
  RATES OF SPREAD.

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.

&&

$$

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RIVERTON

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