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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
930 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...HIGH FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON NEAR THE WYOMING BORDER AND
ALONG THE BASE OF THE FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS...

UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES...VERY LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WEST
WINDS WILL COMBINE TO PRODUCE HIGH TO VERY HIGH RANGELAND FIRE
DANGER THIS AFTERNOON. THESE CONDITIONS WILL BE MOST LIKELY NEAR
THE WYOMING BORDER IN LARIMER AND WELD COUNTIES WHERE WINDS WILL
GUST TO NEAR 30 MPH THIS AFTERNOON. THE DEVELOPMENT OF VERY WARM
AND GUSTY DOWNSLOPE WINDS AREAS ALONG THE BASE OF THE FRONT RANGE
FOOTHILLS IN BOULDER AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES WILL ALSO PRODUCE
HIGH FIRE DANGER PARTICULARLY IN OPEN AREAS.

COZ239-282330-
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BOULDER AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES BELOW 6000 FEET/WEST BROOMFIELD
COUNTY-
930 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 6 PM MDT TODAY FOR
GUSTY WEST WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY ALONG THE BASE OF THE
FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS IN BOULDER AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DENVER HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 239.

* TIMING...RED FLAG CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP BY NOON AND CONTINUE
  UNTIL TEMPERATURES AND WIND SPEEDS DECREASE AROUND 6 PM.

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

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

* IMPACTS...FIRES WILL IGNITE EASILY AND SPREAD RAPIDLY UNDER
  THESE CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND VERY WARM TEMPERATURES
CAN CONTRIBUTE TO VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
930 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...HIGH FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON NEAR THE WYOMING BORDER AND
ALONG THE BASE OF THE FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS...

UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES...VERY LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WEST
WINDS WILL COMBINE TO PRODUCE HIGH TO VERY HIGH RANGELAND FIRE
DANGER THIS AFTERNOON. THESE CONDITIONS WILL BE MOST LIKELY NEAR
THE WYOMING BORDER IN LARIMER AND WELD COUNTIES WHERE WINDS WILL
GUST TO NEAR 30 MPH THIS AFTERNOON. THE DEVELOPMENT OF VERY WARM
AND GUSTY DOWNSLOPE WINDS AREAS ALONG THE BASE OF THE FRONT RANGE
FOOTHILLS IN BOULDER AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES WILL ALSO PRODUCE
HIGH FIRE DANGER PARTICULARLY IN OPEN AREAS.

COZ238-242-282330-
/O.CON.KBOU.FW.W.0003.150328T1800Z-150329T0000Z/
LARIMER COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTHWEST WELD COUNTY-
NORTHEAST WELD COUNTY-
930 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 6 PM MDT TODAY
FOR GUSTY WEST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR ZONES 238 AND
242 UP ALONG THE WYOMING BORDER IN LARIMER AND WELD COUNTIES...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 238 AND 242.

* TIMING...RED FLAG CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP BY NOON AND CONTINUE
  UNTIL TEMPERATURES AND WIND SPEEDS DECREASE AROUND 6 PM.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

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

* IMPACTS...FIRES WILL IGNITE EASILY AND SPREAD RAPIDLY UNDER
  THESE CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND VERY WARM TEMPERATURES
CAN CONTRIBUTE TO VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$
BAKER

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GLASGOW MT
326 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON.
WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AHEAD OF THE
FRONT...WITH A RAPID INCREASE IN WINDS WITH THE FRONTAL PASSAGE.


MTZ122-290300-
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DAWSON-MCCONE-PRAIRIE-RICHLAND-WIBAUX-
326 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE
122...

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

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 122.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 20 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF DRY FUELS...STRONG WINDS...LOW
  RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO
  EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THESE
AREAS OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

$$

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/GLASGOW

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GLASGOW MT
326 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON.
WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AHEAD OF THE
FRONT...WITH A RAPID INCREASE IN WINDS WITH THE FRONTAL PASSAGE.


MTZ135>137-290300-
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LITTLE ROCKIES-
LOWER MISSOURI RIVER BREAKS INCLUDING CHARLES M. RUSSELL REFUGE-
SOUTHERN PETROLEUM-SOUTHERN GARFIELD-
326 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
135...136 AND 137...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GLASGOW HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH
IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 135...136 AND 137.

* WINDS...WEST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH.

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

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF DRY FUELS...STRONG WINDS...LOW
  RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO
  EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THESE
AREAS OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
325 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS...VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES...AND A COLD
FRONTAL PASSAGE FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 259...260...261...262...
263...264...297...298...AND 299...

.NEAR RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED
THIS AFTERNOON. GUSTY WEST WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST AND
INCREASE AS A STRONG COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE AREA.

HIGHS WILL BE IN THE 70S TO AROUND 80...WITH MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES NEAR 15 PERCENT. WEST WINDS WILL BE
20 TO 30 MPH AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD FRONT. WINDS WILL SHIFT
TO THE NORTHWEST BEHIND THE COLD FRONT...WITH GUSTS OF 50 TO 60
MPH LIKELY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE LATE THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

THE COMBINATION OF DRY FUELS...LOW HUMIDITY...GUSTY WINDS...AND
COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE WILL RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

SDZ260>264-WYZ259-297>299-282215-
/O.CON.KUNR.FW.W.0004.150328T1800Z-150329T0300Z/
NORTHERN BLACK HILLS-NORTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA PLAINS-
SOUTHERN BLACK HILLS-SOUTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA-BADLANDS AREA-
SOUTHERN CAMPBELL-NORTHERN CAMPBELL-
LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CROOK AND WESTON COUNTIES-WYOMING BLACK HILLS-
325 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT
THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS...VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
VALUES...AND A COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 259...
262...263...264...297 AND 298...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT
THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 259 SOUTHERN CAMPBELL...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 260 NORTHERN BLACK HILLS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 261
  NORTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA PLAINS...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...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 298
  LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CROOK AND WESTON COUNTIES AND FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 299 WYOMING BLACK HILLS.

* WINDS...WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH THIS AFTERNOON...BECOMING
  NORTHWEST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 60 MPH LATE THIS
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* TIMING...SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

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

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE 70S TO LOW 80S.

* LIGHTNING...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE LATE THIS
  AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...WILDFIRES CAN SPREAD QUICKLY.

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 BISMARCK ND
406 AM CDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR SOUTHWEST NORTH DAKOTA THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING...

.HIGH WINDS UP TO 55 MPH IN DRY THUNDERSTORMS...WARM TEMPERATURES
IN THE MIDDLE 70S...AND LOW HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 20 PERCENT...THIS
AFTERNOON ACROSS SOUTHWEST NORTH DAKOTA...WILL RESULT IN RED FLAG
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS. THIS INCLUDES BEACH...MEDORA...AMIDON...
BOWMAN...HETTINGER AND MOTT.

WINDS AROUND NOON WILL BE FROM THE SOUTHWEST AT 25 MPH...TURNING
WEST 40 MPH BY 3 PM MDT. SCATTERED DRY THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE
THOUGH IN THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. NORTHWEST WINDS
GUSTING AS HIGH AS 55 MPH ARE POSSIBLE IN THE DRY THUNDERSTORMS.
ABUNDANT DRY VEGETATION IS AVAILABLE FOR RAPID FIRE DEVELOPMENT
SHOULD ANY FIRES OCCUR.

NDZ031-032-040-041-043-044-281715-
/O.NEW.KBIS.FW.W.0002.150328T1800Z-150329T0300Z/
GOLDEN VALLEY-BILLINGS-SLOPE-HETTINGER-BOWMAN-ADAMS-
306 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS...DRY LIGHTNING...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY
VEGETATION FOR SOUTHWEST NORTH DAKOTA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BISMARCK HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR SOUTHWEST NORTH DAKOTA...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON
TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 031 GOLDEN VALLEY...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 032 BILLINGS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 040 SLOPE...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 041 HETTINGER...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 043 BOWMAN AND
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 044 ADAMS.

* WINDS...WEST 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.

* TIMING...AFTERNOON THROUGH EVENING

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 20 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 70S.

* LIGHTNING...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WITH DRY LIGHTNING.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES COULD SPREAD RAPIDLY AND SHOW ERRATIC
  BEHAVIOR. DANGEROUS BURNING CONDITIONS WILL EXIST.

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.

&&

$$
WAA

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
243 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNINGS IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR
PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND NORTH CENTRAL WYOMING...

.AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE AND COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS
WYOMING THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
AND GUSTY WINDS WILL OCCUR AHEAD OF AND WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE
COLD FRONT. THESE CONDITIONS WILL COMBINE WITH DRY FUELS TO
PRODUCE RED FLAG CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

WYZ280-282300-
/O.CON.KRIW.FW.W.0002.150328T1800Z-150329T0300Z/
NATRONA COUNTY/CASPER BLM-
243 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

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

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 280.

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

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

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

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
243 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNINGS IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR
PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND NORTH CENTRAL WYOMING...

.AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE AND COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS
WYOMING THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
AND GUSTY WINDS WILL OCCUR AHEAD OF AND WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE
COLD FRONT. THESE CONDITIONS WILL COMBINE WITH DRY FUELS TO
PRODUCE RED FLAG CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

WYZ281-282300-
/O.CON.KRIW.FW.W.0002.150328T1800Z-150329T0300Z/
JOHNSON COUNTY/CASPER BLM-
243 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

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

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 281.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH UNTIL ABOUT 4
  PM MDT...THEN WIND BECOMING NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OF
  50 TO 60 MPH.

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

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

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.

&&

$$

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RIVERTON

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
243 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNINGS IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR
PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND NORTH CENTRAL WYOMING...

.AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE AND COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS
WYOMING THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
AND GUSTY WINDS WILL OCCUR AHEAD OF AND WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE
COLD FRONT. THESE CONDITIONS WILL COMBINE WITH DRY FUELS TO
PRODUCE RED FLAG CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

WYZ283-282300-
/O.CON.KRIW.FW.W.0002.150328T1800Z-150329T0300Z/
UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN/WIND RIVER BASIN-
243 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT
THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 283...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 283.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

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

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

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 NORTH PLATTE NE
304 AM CDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...CRITICAL FIRE DANGER...

.A SURGE OF VERY WARM DRY WILL MOVE INTO WESTERN NEBRASKA THIS
AFTERNOON WITH TEMPERATURES CLOSE TO 80 AND HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW
15 PERCENT. WIND GUSTS TO 25 MPH ARE EXPECTED LATE THIS AFTERNOON.

NEZ204-290200-
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EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
204 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM
MDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE
EASTERN PANHANDLE AND CRESCENT LAKE NWR...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTH PLATTE HAS ISSUED A RED
FLAG WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN NEBRASKA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 204 EASTERN
  PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

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

* IMPACTS...ANY RANGE FIRE THAT START MAY HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO
  BURN OUT OF CONTROL AND EXHIBIT EXTREME BURNING BEHAVIOR. A
  POWERFUL COLD FRONT WILL ARRIVE AROUND MIDNIGHT PROVIDING A
  CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENT FOR ANY FIRES STILL UNDERWAY.

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 CHEYENNE WY
114 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EAST OF THE MOUNTAINS THIS
AFTERNOON...

.NEAR RECORD TEMPERATURES AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL YIELD VERY LOW
AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES FOR THE SOUTHEAST WYOMING AND
WESTERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE HIGH PLAINS TODAY. THESE CONDITIONS
WILL COMBINE WITH DRY FUELS AND STRONG WEST WIND GUSTS OF 30 TO
45 MPH TO PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

NEZ311>313-WYZ301-310-290200-
/O.CON.KCYS.FW.W.0003.150328T1700Z-150329T0200Z/
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-
114 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
8 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...

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

* WIND...WEST AT 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 30 TO 45 MPH.
  STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE IN SOUTHEAST WYOMING.

* HUMIDITY...10 TO 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT STARTS WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED TODAY.

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.

&&

$$

HAHN

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
1238 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

MTZ123>133-WYZ274-290300-
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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-
1238 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT
THIS EVENING BELOW 7000 FEET...

* 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.
  IN SOUTHWEST MT...GALLATIN.

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

* WIND: SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE WEST THIS AFTERNOON.
  THE WEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS 50 TO 60
  MPH.

* HUMIDITY: 13 TO 22 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES: 65 TO 75.

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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