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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
244 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING UNTIL 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY NORTHWEST
WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR SOUTH DAKOTA FIRE WEATHER ZONES
261...264...265...AND 266...

...RED FLAG WARNING FROM NOON TUESDAY TO 9 PM MDT TUESDAY EVENING
FOR GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR WYOMING FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 259...297...298...AND 299...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY
EVENING FOR GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR SOUTH
DAKOTA FIRE ZONES 260...261...262...263...264...265...AND 266...

.AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH
TUESDAY...BRINGING VERY WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS. FOR THE REST OF
THIS AFTERNOON...HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE LOW TO MID 70S
ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHWEST INTO SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA. RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES WILL DROP TO NEAR 15 PERCENT IN THESE AREAS...WITH
GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH AND GUSTS TO 40 MPH.
CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE QUICKLY AFTER SUNSET.

ON TUESDAY...EVEN WARMER TEMPERATURES CAN BE EXPECTED...WITH HIGHS
IN THE MID 70S TO MID 80S ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA. RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES WILL DROP TO 10 TO 15 PERCENT IN THE AFTERNOON. THE
STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE ACROSS NORTHEAST WYOMING...
WHERE SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH AND GUSTS TO AROUND 35
MPH ARE EXPECTED IN THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. FURTHER EAST
ACROSS WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA...WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE AS
STRONG...BUT GUSTS OF 25 TO 30 MPH ARE POSSIBLE IN THE AFTERNOON.

WYZ299-310400-
/O.NEW.KUNR.FW.W.0006.150331T1800Z-150401T0300Z/
WYOMING BLACK HILLS-
244 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT TUESDAY FOR
GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE
299...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RAPID CITY HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT TUESDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 299 WYOMING BLACK HILLS.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

* TIMING...TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

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

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

* IMPACTS...WILDFIRES CAN SPREAD RAPIDLY IN THE VERY DRY FUELS.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
244 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING UNTIL 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY NORTHWEST
WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR SOUTH DAKOTA FIRE WEATHER ZONES
261...264...265...AND 266...

...RED FLAG WARNING FROM NOON TUESDAY TO 9 PM MDT TUESDAY EVENING
FOR GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR WYOMING FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 259...297...298...AND 299...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY
EVENING FOR GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR SOUTH
DAKOTA FIRE ZONES 260...261...262...263...264...265...AND 266...

.AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH
TUESDAY...BRINGING VERY WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS. FOR THE REST OF
THIS AFTERNOON...HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE LOW TO MID 70S
ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHWEST INTO SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA. RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES WILL DROP TO NEAR 15 PERCENT IN THESE AREAS...WITH
GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH AND GUSTS TO 40 MPH.
CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE QUICKLY AFTER SUNSET.

ON TUESDAY...EVEN WARMER TEMPERATURES CAN BE EXPECTED...WITH HIGHS
IN THE MID 70S TO MID 80S ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA. RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES WILL DROP TO 10 TO 15 PERCENT IN THE AFTERNOON. THE
STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE ACROSS NORTHEAST WYOMING...
WHERE SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH AND GUSTS TO AROUND 35
MPH ARE EXPECTED IN THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. FURTHER EAST
ACROSS WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA...WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE AS
STRONG...BUT GUSTS OF 25 TO 30 MPH ARE POSSIBLE IN THE AFTERNOON.

SDZ261-264>266-310400-
/O.NEW.KUNR.FW.A.0006.150331T1800Z-150401T0300Z/
/O.CON.KUNR.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-150331T0100Z/
NORTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA PLAINS-BADLANDS AREA-
SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA-CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA PLAINS-
244 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 261...264...265 AND 266...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 261...264...265 AND 266...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RAPID CITY HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH FOR GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING. A RED
FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 261 NORTHWESTERN SOUTH
  DAKOTA PLAINS...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 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH LATE THIS
  AFTERNOON. SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH
  TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

* TIMING...RED FLAG WARNING LATE THIS AFTERNOON. FIRE WEATHER
  WATCH TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT LATE THIS AFTERNOON. AS
  LOW AS 11 PERCENT TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S AND LOWER 70S THIS
  AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S TO MID 80S TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...WILDFIRES CAN SPREAD RAPIDLY IN THE VERY DRY FUELS.

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.

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
244 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING UNTIL 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY NORTHWEST
WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR SOUTH DAKOTA FIRE WEATHER ZONES
261...264...265...AND 266...

...RED FLAG WARNING FROM NOON TUESDAY TO 9 PM MDT TUESDAY EVENING
FOR GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR WYOMING FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 259...297...298...AND 299...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY
EVENING FOR GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR SOUTH
DAKOTA FIRE ZONES 260...261...262...263...264...265...AND 266...

.AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH
TUESDAY...BRINGING VERY WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS. FOR THE REST OF
THIS AFTERNOON...HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE LOW TO MID 70S
ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHWEST INTO SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA. RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES WILL DROP TO NEAR 15 PERCENT IN THESE AREAS...WITH
GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH AND GUSTS TO 40 MPH.
CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE QUICKLY AFTER SUNSET.

ON TUESDAY...EVEN WARMER TEMPERATURES CAN BE EXPECTED...WITH HIGHS
IN THE MID 70S TO MID 80S ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA. RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES WILL DROP TO 10 TO 15 PERCENT IN THE AFTERNOON. THE
STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE ACROSS NORTHEAST WYOMING...
WHERE SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH AND GUSTS TO AROUND 35
MPH ARE EXPECTED IN THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. FURTHER EAST
ACROSS WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA...WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE AS
STRONG...BUT GUSTS OF 25 TO 30 MPH ARE POSSIBLE IN THE AFTERNOON.

WYZ259-297-298-310400-
/O.UPG.KUNR.FW.A.0005.150331T1800Z-150401T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KUNR.FW.W.0006.150331T1800Z-150401T0300Z/
SOUTHERN CAMPBELL-NORTHERN CAMPBELL-
LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CROOK AND WESTON COUNTIES-
244 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT TUESDAY FOR
GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 259...297 AND 298...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RAPID CITY HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT TUESDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH
IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 259 SOUTHERN CAMPBELL...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 297 NORTHERN CAMPBELL AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 298
  LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CROOK AND WESTON COUNTIES.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH.

* TIMING...TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 10 PERCENT.

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

* IMPACTS...WILDFIRES CAN SPREAD RAPIDLY IN THE VERY DRY FUELS.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
337 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY CAUSING CRITICAL FIRE DANGER
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

.STRONG WEST TO NORTHWEST FLOW WILL CONTINUE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS FOR CENTRAL WYOMING THIS AFTERNOON. WIND WILL WEAKEN
AND HUMIDITY WILL RECOVER TO RESULT IN NON-CRITICAL THRESHOLDS
THIS EVENING. TUESDAY WILL SEE THE ONSET OF A BREEZY AND DRY DAY
ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA...WITH CRITICAL FIRE BEHAVIOR ANTICIPATED
ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN WYOMING.

WYZ280-311000-
/O.NEW.KRIW.FW.W.0005.150331T1800Z-150401T0300Z/
NATRONA COUNTY/CASPER BLM-
337 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT TUESDAY FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 280...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT TUESDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 280.

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

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 11 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...RESIDENTS IN THIS AREA ARE ADVISED NOT TO CONDUCT
  ANY BURNING THIS AFTERNOON...AS ANY FIRE COULD RAPIDLY SPREAD
  THROUGH FINE FUELS SUCH AS GRASSES AND SMALL VEGETATION.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
337 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY CAUSING CRITICAL FIRE DANGER
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

.STRONG WEST TO NORTHWEST FLOW WILL CONTINUE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS FOR CENTRAL WYOMING THIS AFTERNOON. WIND WILL WEAKEN
AND HUMIDITY WILL RECOVER TO RESULT IN NON-CRITICAL THRESHOLDS
THIS EVENING. TUESDAY WILL SEE THE ONSET OF A BREEZY AND DRY DAY
ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA...WITH CRITICAL FIRE BEHAVIOR ANTICIPATED
ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN WYOMING.

WYZ281-311000-
/O.NEW.KRIW.FW.W.0005.150331T1800Z-150401T0300Z/
JOHNSON COUNTY/CASPER BLM-
337 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT TUESDAY FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 281...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT TUESDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 281...ESPECIALLY KAYCEE AND
  AREAS SOUTH WHERE WIND WILL BE STRONGEST.

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

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

* IMPACTS...RESIDENTS IN THIS AREA ARE ADVISED NOT TO CONDUCT
  ANY BURNING THIS AFTERNOON...AS ANY FIRE COULD RAPIDLY SPREAD
  THROUGH FINE FUELS SUCH AS GRASSES AND SMALL VEGETATION.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
247 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR FWZ 310 THROUGH 8 PM TODAY FOR WINDS AND
LOW HUMIDITIES...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR FWZ 301...302...306 AND 310 THROUGH 313
FOR TUESDAY LATE MORNING THROUGH AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW
HUMIDITIES...

.WARMING TEMPERATURES THIS MORNING HAS ALLOWED STRONGER WINDS TO
MIX DOWN FROM HIGHER ELEVATIONS. ALREADY SEEING WIND GUSTS IN
EXCESS OF 25 MPH AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS AND EXPECT THESE GUSTY
WINDS TO CONTINUE INTO THE AFTERNOON HOURS. MORE WIDESPREAD WINDS
ARE EXPECTED FOR TUESDAY AS AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES CLIMB 8 TO
10 DEGREES WARMER OVER TODAYS HIGHS. WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF
30 MPH APPEAR LIKELY TUESDAY.

WYZ310-311200-
/O.CON.KCYS.FW.W.0004.000000T0000Z-150331T0200Z/
/O.CON.KCYS.FW.A.0004.150331T1600Z-150401T0200Z/
PLATTE/GOSHEN/CENTRAL AND EASTERN LARAMIE-
247 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 310...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 310...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 310.

* WIND...NORTHWEST AT 15 TO 18 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 28 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...10 TO 12 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY
  EVENING.

* 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 WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

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 NORTH PLATTE NE
340 PM CDT MON MAR 30 2015

...CRITICAL FIRE DANGER INTO THIS EVENING...

.ABNORMALLY WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING
HOURS ACROSS MUCH OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL
NEBRASKA...ESPECIALLY ALONG AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE 80. RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES WILL BE SLOW TO INCREASE THIS EVENING THOUGH WINDS
WILL DECREASE TOWARD SUNSET.

NEZ204-206-208-209-310200-
/O.CON.KLBF.FW.W.0011.000000T0000Z-150331T0200Z/
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/
SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL FOREST-
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR-LOUP RIVERS BASIN-
340 PM CDT MON MAR 30 2015 /240 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT /8 PM MDT/
THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE EASTERN
PANHANDLE...SANDHILLS...NIOBRARA VALLEY AND LOUP RIVER BASINS...

* 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 AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 209 LOUP RIVERS
  BASIN.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 13 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY RANGE FIRE MAY HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BURN OUT OF
  CONTROL AND EXHIBIT EXTREME BURNING BEHAVIOR.

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.

&&

$$

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/LBF

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
301 PM CDT MON MAR 30 2015

...EXTREME FIRE DANGER THIS EVENING...
...EXTREME FIRE DANGER POSSIBLE TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR WEST RIVER AREAS...

SDZ267-268-310415-
/O.NEW.KABR.FW.A.0005.150331T1800Z-150401T0100Z/
/O.CON.KABR.FW.W.0004.000000T0000Z-150331T0100Z/
LOWER BAD RIVER-UPPER CHEYENNE-
301 PM CDT MON MAR 30 2015 /201 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/
THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 267 AND 268...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 267 AND 268...

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

* AFFECTED AREA...IN SOUTH DAKOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 267 AND
  268.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH THROUGH
  THIS EVENING. SOUTHERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH DURING THE
  AFTERNOON HOURS ON TUESDAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT THROUGH THIS EVENING
  AND AGAIN ON TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS...FIRES COULD SPREAD VERY QUICKLY DUE TO DEAD FUELS...
  GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY.

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.

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

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
301 PM CDT MON MAR 30 2015

...EXTREME FIRE DANGER THIS EVENING...
...EXTREME FIRE DANGER POSSIBLE TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR WEST RIVER AREAS...

SDZ269>272-310100-
/O.CON.KABR.FW.W.0004.000000T0000Z-150331T0100Z/
UPPER MISSOURI COTEAU-MISSOURI COTEAU-UPPER JAMES RIVER-
PRAIRIE COTEAU-
301 PM CDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING
FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 269...
270...271 AND 272...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN SOUTH DAKOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 269...
  270...271 AND 272.

* WIND...NORTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 19 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...FIRES COULD SPREAD VERY QUICKLY DUE TO DEAD FUELS...
  GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY.

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.

&&

$$
SD

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
1230 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

MTZ123>133-WYZ274-284-310630-
/O.UPG.KBYZ.FW.A.0002.150331T1800Z-150402T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KBYZ.FW.W.0003.150331T1800Z-150402T0300Z/
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-
BIGHORN NATIONAL FOREST-
1230 PM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TUESDAY TO 9 PM MDT
WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BILLINGS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TUESDAY TO 9 PM MDT
WEDNESDAY.

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

* AFFECTED AREA:
  IN NORTH CENTRAL WY FIRE ZONES...274...284.
  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...BIG HORN...JOHNSON...SHERIDAN...WASHAKIE.
  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.
  IN SOUTHWEST MT...GALLATIN.

* COLD FRONT: A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION LATE
  TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT.

* WIND TUESDAY: WEST TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* WIND WEDNESDAY: WEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* HUMIDITY: 10 TO 15 PERCENT TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND AGAIN BY
  WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. ONLY MODERATE RECOVERY TUESDAY NIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES: IN THE 70S ACROSS THE WESTERN ZONES...AND NEAR 80
  DEGREES ON THE EASTERN PLAINS TUESDAY AFTERNOON. COOLER
  WEDNESDAY WITH HIGHS MAINLY IN THE 50S TO AROUND 60 DEGREES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM
TEMPERATURES WILL CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. PLEASE MAKE
SURE ANY RECENT CONTROLLED BURNS ARE COMPLETELY OUT. AVOID USE OF
ANYTHING THAT MAY SPARK FIRES.

&&

$$

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
1139 AM CDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM TODAY FOR STRONG
WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR ALL AREAS...

IAZ300-301-MNZ900-NEZ249-SDZ255>258-310100-
/O.CON.KFSD.FW.W.0006.150330T1700Z-150331T0100Z/
NORTHERN LOESS HILLS AND FLOYD RIVER BASIN-
IOWA GREAT LAKES/ROCK AND LITTLE SIOUX BASINS-SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA-
EXTREME NORTHEAST NEBRASKA-LOWER BRULE AND LAKE ANDES VICINITY-
MIDDLE JAMES RIVER VALLEY-MIDDLE BIG SIOUX RIVER VALLEY-
LOWER JAMES RIVER TO LOWER BIG SIOUX RIVER VALLEY-
1139 AM CDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING
FOR STRONG WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
249...255... 256...257...258...300...301 AND 900...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 300...NORTHERN LOESS HILLS
  AND FLOYD RIVER BASIN. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 301...IOWA GREAT
  LAKES AND THE ROCK AND LITTLE SIOUX RIVER BASINS. FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 900...SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 249...
  EXTREME NORTHEAST NEBRASKA. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 255... LOWER
  BRULE AND LAKE ANDES. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 256...MIDDLE JAMES
  RIVER VALLEY. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 257...MIDDLE BIG SIOUX RIVER
  VALLEY. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 258...LOWER JAMES AND BIG SIOUX
  RIVER VALLEYS.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL TURN WEST AND THEN NORTHWEST THIS
  AFTERNOON. SPEEDS WILL AVERAGE 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35
  MPH.

* HUMIDITY...MINIMUM HUMIDITY VALUES WILL RANGE FROM 15 TO 25
  PERCENT ACROSS THE AREA.

* 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.

&&

$$

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