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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
320 AM MDT SUN APR 20 2014

...EXTREME GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER ACROSS PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL
   SOUTH DAKOTA...

.DISCUSSION...SKIES WILL BE MOSTLY SUNNY THROUGH THE MIDDAY
HOURS...WITH SOME INCREASE IN CLOUDS DURING THE AFTERNOON AS A
WEAK COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH. THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL
SOUTH DAKOTA. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE 70S...WITH RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES DROPPING TO 20 TO 35 PERCENT IN THE AFTERNOON...LOWEST
VALUES OVER WEST CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA. WINDS WILL BE FROM THE
SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST AT 5 TO 15 MPH IN THE MORNING...THEN SWITCH TO
THE NORTHWEST AND INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH DURING THE AFTERNOON IN
MOST AREAS EXCEPT FAR SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA.

SDZ012-031-072-073-210100-
BUTTE-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BELLE FOURCHE...WALL...STURGIS...
UNION CENTER
320 AM MDT SUN APR 20 2014

...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 MONDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
552 PM CDT SUN APR 20 2014

SDZ038>040-050-052>071-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-098-
IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-NEZ013-014-211200-
AURORA-BEADLE-BON HOMME-BROOKINGS-BRULE-BUENA VISTA IA-
CHARLES MIX-CHEROKEE IA-CLAY-CLAY IA-COTTONWOOD MN-DAKOTA NE-
DAVISON-DICKINSON IA-DIXON NE-DOUGLAS-GREGORY-HANSON-HUTCHINSON-
IDA IA-JACKSON MN-JERAULD-KINGSBURY-LAKE-LINCOLN-LINCOLN MN-
LYON IA-LYON MN-MCCOOK-MINER-MINNEHAHA-MOODY-MURRAY MN-NOBLES MN-
OBRIEN IA-OSCEOLA IA-PIPESTONE MN-PLYMOUTH IA-ROCK MN-SANBORN-
SIOUX IA-TURNER-UNION-WOODBURY IA-YANKTON-
552 PM CDT SUN APR 20 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA...
SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA...NORTHWEST IOWA...AND NORTHEAST NEBRASKA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

THUNDERSTORMS...
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCCUR PRIMARILY ACROSS
NORTHWEST IOWA AND IMMEDIATE ADJACENT AREAS TONIGHT. CONVECTION
DEVELOPING IN OTHER AREAS WILL BE MORE ISOLATED. ANY STORMS THAT
OCCUR ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE SEVERE. HOWEVER IN EXTREME NORTHEAST
NEBRASKA AND IN NORTHWEST IOWA...ISOLATED BRIEF PERIODS OF PEA TO
DIME SIZED HAIL IS POSSIBLE THIS EVENING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE EXTREME CATEGORY
ALONG AND EAST OF THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY ON MONDAY...AND IN THE
VERY HIGH CATEGORY WEST OF THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY APPROACHING
CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA. STRONGLY CONSIDER POSTPONING ANY DEBRIS
BURNING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY AND TONIGHT.

&&

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SIOUXFALLS. THIS INCLUDES THE GRAPHICAL HAZARDOUS
WEATHER OUTLOOK.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
311 PM MDT SUN APR 20 2014

MTZ028>042-056>058-063>068-WYZ098-099-212115-
SOUTHERN WHEATLAND-MUSSELSHELL-TREASURE-NORTHERN ROSEBUD-CUSTER-
FALLON-NORTHERN STILLWATER-YELLOWSTONE-POWDER RIVER-CARTER-
SOUTHERN BIG HORN-EASTERN CARBON-NORTHERN PARK-
NORTHERN SWEET GRASS-GOLDEN VALLEY-RED LODGE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN BIG HORN-SOUTHERN ROSEBUD-JUDITH GAP-PARADISE VALLEY-
LIVINGSTON AREA-BEARTOOTH FOOTHILLS-ABSAROKA/BEARTOOTH MOUNTAINS-
CRAZY MOUNTAINS-NORTHEAST BIG HORN MOUNTAINS-SHERIDAN FOOTHILLS-
311 PM MDT SUN APR 20 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
MONTANA...SOUTH CENTRAL MONTANA...SOUTHEAST MONTANA AND NORTH
CENTRAL WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

ELEVATED FIRE DANGER WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SUNSET DUE TO WARM...
DRY AND BREEZY CONDITIONS.

WARM WEATHER IS CAUSING SOME MOUNTAIN SNOWMELT...AND MINOR RISES
WILL OCCUR ON SOME RIVERS AND STREAMS TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH TUESDAY. THIS WILL
LEAD TO INCREASED MOUNTAIN SNOWMELT AND RISING WATER LEVELS ON
SOME RIVERS AND STREAMS.

A FEW THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND TUESDAY
NIGHT AS A PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM CROSSES THE AREA.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

CJS

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
332 PM CDT SUN APR 20 2014

NEZ004>010-022>029-035>038-056>059-069>071-094-212045-
SHERIDAN-EASTERN CHERRY-KEYA PAHA-BOYD-BROWN-ROCK-HOLT-GARDEN-
GRANT-HOOKER-THOMAS-BLAINE-LOUP-GARFIELD-WHEELER-ARTHUR-MCPHERSON-
LOGAN-CUSTER-DEUEL-KEITH-PERKINS-LINCOLN-CHASE-HAYES-FRONTIER-
WESTERN CHERRY-
332 PM CDT SUN APR 20 2014 /232 PM MDT SUN APR 20 2014/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND
NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH
CENTRAL NEBRASKA TONIGHT. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

AS GULF MOISTURE BEGINS TO RETURN TO THE AREA...A FEW
THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS WESTERN NEBRASKA TUESDAY
AFTERNOON...THEN ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA
TUESDAY NIGHT. A STRONG OR ISOLATED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE
POSSIBLE WITH THE ACTIVITY. LARGE HAIL OR DAMAGING WIND WOULD BE
THE MAIN THREATS IF A STORM BECOMES SEVERE.

STRONG OR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING...AS A STRONG STORM SYSTEM
CROSSES THE AREA. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THAT THE MAIN SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM THREAT AREA WILL BE EAST OF A LINE FROM AINSWORTH TO
BRADY TO MCCOOK.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED THROUGH TONIGHT.

&&

GET YOUR WEATHER...HYDROLOGICAL...AND CLIMATE INFORMATION AT
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/NORTHPLATTE (ALL LOWERCASE)

$$

TAYLOR

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
145 PM MDT SUN APR 20 2014

NEZ054-WYZ101-103>107-109>119-211030-
KIMBALL-CONVERSE COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-NORTH LARAMIE RANGE-
FERRIS/SEMINOE/SHIRLEY MOUNTAINS-SHIRLEY BASIN-
CENTRAL LARAMIE RANGE AND SOUTHWEST PLATTE COUNTY-
EAST PLATTE COUNTY-CENTRAL CARBON COUNTY-
NORTH SNOWY RANGE FOOTHILLS-SOUTHWEST CARBON COUNTY-
SIERRA MADRE RANGE-UPPER NORTH PLATTE RIVER BASIN-SNOWY RANGE-
LARAMIE VALLEY-SOUTH LARAMIE RANGE-SOUTH LARAMIE RANGE FOOTHILLS-
CENTRAL LARAMIE COUNTY-EAST LARAMIE COUNTY-
145 PM MDT SUN APR 20 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE WESTERN NEBRASKA
PANHANDLE...EAST CENTRAL WYOMING...SOUTH CENTRAL WYOMING AND
SOUTHEAST WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A FEW THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF
SOUTHEAST WYOMING THIS AFTERNOON...MAINLY IN AND NEAR THE SNOW
AND SIERRA MADRE MOUNTAINS. ANY THUNDERSTORMS THAT MIGHT DEVELOP
WILL NOT BECOME SEVERE...BUT COULD PRODUCE WIND GUSTS TO 45 MPH.
ISOLATED TO SCATTERED LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS WILL BE FOUND OVER OTHER
PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST WYOMING. GUSTY WINDS WILL BE POSSIBLE NEAR
SOME RAIN SHOWERS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA TUESDAY NIGHT INTO
WEDNESDAY MORNING. AHEAD OF THIS FRONT...ISOLATED TO SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE. AT THIS TIME...THUNDERSTORMS ARE NOT
EXPECTED TO BECOME SEVERE.

A PROLONGED AND POSSIBLY WIDESPREAD HIGH WIND EVENT STILL LOOKS
POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING BEHIND A COLD FRONT.
WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH SUSTAINED WITH GUSTS
APPROACHING 60 MPH ARE POSSIBLE...PARTICULARLY IN OUR WIND PRONE
AREAS OF SOUTHEAST WYOMING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY AND TONIGHT.

&&

THIS PRODUCT...ALONG WITH OTHER WEATHER...HYDROLOGIC...AND
CLIMATE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEB AT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/CHEYENNE

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
635 AM MDT SUN APR 20 2014

SDZ001-002-012>014-024>032-041>044-046-047-049-072>074-WYZ054>058-
071-211300-
BENNETT-BUTTE-CENTRAL BLACK HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-FALL RIVER-HAAKON-
HARDING-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-JACKSON-MELLETTE-NORTHEASTERN CROOK-
NORTHERN BLACK HILLS-NORTHERN CAMPBELL-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-
NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-PERKINS-RAPID CITY-
SHANNON-SOUTHERN BLACK HILLS-SOUTHERN CAMPBELL-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-TODD-TRIPP-
WESTERN CROOK-WESTON-WYOMING BLACK HILLS-ZIEBACH-
635 AM MDT (735 AM CDT) SUN APR 20 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA AND
NORTHEASTERN WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING
OVER SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA AS A WEAK COLD FRONT CROSSES THE
AREA. STORMS ARE NOT ANTICIPATED TO BECOME SEVERE...BUT A STRONG
STORM OR TWO IS POSSIBLE WITH GUSTY WINDS AND SMALL HAIL.

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL BE IN THE EXTREME CATEGORY THIS
AFTERNOON ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE WEST CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA PLAINS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

THERE IS A CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...
AS WELL AS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...WHEN AN UPPER LEVEL
SYSTEM MOVES INTO THE REGION.  WIDESPREAD SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE
NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

GUSTY WINDS ARE LIKELY ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA TUESDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY...ESPECIALLY DURING THE LATE MORNING THROUGH EARLY EVENING
HOURS. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE ON THURSDAY...BEHIND
THE PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT...WHEN WINDS COULD GUST OVER 50 MPH
ACROSS THE WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA PLAINS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

&&

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES...
OR CHECK OUR WEB SITE AT WEATHER.GOV/RAPIDCITY

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
500 AM MDT SUN APR 20 2014

WYZ001>020-022>030-211100-
ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS-BIGHORN MOUNTAINS SOUTHEAST-
BIGHORN MOUNTAINS WEST-CASPER MOUNTAIN-CODY FOOTHILLS-
EAST SWEETWATER COUNTY-FLAMING GORGE-
GREEN MOUNTAINS AND RATTLESNAKE RANGE-JACKSON HOLE-LANDER FOOTHILLS-
NATRONA COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-NORTH BIG HORN BASIN-
NORTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-OWL CREEK AND BRIDGER MOUNTAINS-
ROCK SPRINGS AND GREEN RIVER-SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-
SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHEAST BIG HORN BASIN-
SOUTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-SOUTHWEST BIG HORN BASIN-STAR VALLEY-
TETON AND GROS VENTRE MOUNTAINS-UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN-
UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN FOOTHILLS-UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN-
WIND RIVER BASIN-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS EAST-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS WEST-
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK-
500 AM MDT SUN APR 20 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE SOUTH OF A MARBLETON TO KAYCEE LINE
THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...INCREASING RAIN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE WEST.  VERY WARM AND WINDY CONDITIONS ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND
SOUTH TUESDAY WITH INCREASING CHANCES FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING MAY RESULT IN RAPID SNOWMELT AND
SIGNIFICANT RISES IN CREEKS AND STREAMS. THE WARM AND WINDY
CONDITIONS IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTH WILL ALSO RESULT IN AN ELEVATED
FIRE DANGER. SIGNIFICANT SNOW SHOWERS IN THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS
BEGINNING LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.

WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
POSSIBLE IN THE NORTHERN AND WESTERN MOUNTAINS. STRONG DOWNSLOPE
WINDS LIKELY ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN WYOMING EARLY WEDNESDAY
MORNING INTO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY AND TONIGHT.

$$

TEAM RIVERTON

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
408 AM CDT SUN APR 20 2014

MNZ039-046-SDZ003>011-015>023-033>037-045-048-051-210915-
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-CORSON-CAMPBELL-MCPHERSON-BROWN-MARSHALL-
ROBERTS-WALWORTH-EDMUNDS-DAY-DEWEY-POTTER-FAULK-SPINK-CLARK-
CODINGTON-GRANT-HAMLIN-DEUEL-STANLEY-SULLY-HUGHES-HYDE-HAND-JONES-
LYMAN-BUFFALO-
408 AM CDT SUN APR 20 2014 /308 AM MDT SUN APR 20 2014/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL
MINNESOTA...CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA...NORTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA AND
NORTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE TONIGHT. LIGHTNING WILL BE THE MAIN THREAT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

$$

SD

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