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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 3:40 AM MDT on March 31, 2015

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on April 01, 2015


... Red flag warning in effect from noon today to 9 PM MDT
Wednesday for gusty winds... very low humidity... and cold frontal
passage for fire weather zones 263 and 265...

The National Weather Service in Rapid City has issued a red flag
warning for gusty winds... very low humidity... and cold frontal
passage... which is in effect from noon today to 9 PM MDT
Wednesday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area... fire weather zone 263 southwestern South
Dakota and fire weather zone 265 south central South Dakota.

* Winds... south 15 to 30 mph this afternoon... becoming northwest
20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph Wednesday morning. Strong
northwest winds continue through Wednesday afternoon.

* Relative humidity... as low as 10 percent this afternoon and 15
percent Wednesday.

* Temperatures... lower to mid 80s today... around 70 Wednesday.

* 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.






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