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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
1026 PM CDT WED APR 23 2014

...DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THURSDAY...

SDZ267>271-241130-
/O.CON.KABR.FW.W.0004.140424T1800Z-140425T0000Z/
LOWER BAD RIVER-UPPER CHEYENNE-UPPER MISSOURI COTEAU-
MISSOURI COTEAU-UPPER JAMES RIVER-
1026 PM CDT WED APR 23 2014 /926 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT /NOON MDT/ TO
7 PM CDT /6 PM MDT/ THURSDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 267...268...269...270 AND 271...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN SOUTH DAKOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 267...
  268...269...270 AND 271.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...17 TO 25 PERCENT.

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.

&&

$$

DORN

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
444 PM CDT WED APR 23 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING
FOR LOWER BRULE AREAS...THE JAMES VALLEY...LOWER BIG SIOUX VALLEY...
AND EXTREME NORTHEAST NEBRASKA FOR A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS...
VERY DRY FINE FUELS...AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY...

.A MUCH DRIER AIR MASS WILL SPREAD INTO THE AREA BEHIND A COLD
FRONT TONIGHT. BY LATE MORNING THURSDAY...CONDITIONS WILL DEGRADE
QUICKLY WITH NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO A GUSTY 20 TO 35 MPH...
AND HUMIDITY PLUNGING TO 15 TO 20 PERCENT BY EARLY AFTERNOON.

AREAS ACROSS NORTHWEST IOWA AND SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA WILL LIKELY
REMAIN JUST A BIT HIGHER ON AFTERNOON HUMIDITY DUE TO EXPECTED
OVERNIGHT RAINFALL...ALONG WITH A LATER FRONTAL PASSAGE AND CLEARING
WHICH WILL MAKE THE FULL DRYING SOMEWHAT MORE QUESTIONABLE. IF THE
RAINFALL IS LESS SIGNIFICANT OVERNIGHT...PARTS OF NORTHWEST IOWA
MAY NEED TO BE UPGRADED FOR POTENTIAL CRITICAL FIRE BEHAVIOR.

NEZ249-SDZ255-256-258-240545-
/O.UPG.KFSD.FW.A.0003.140424T1800Z-140425T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KFSD.FW.W.0004.140424T1800Z-140425T0000Z/
EXTREME NORTHEAST NEBRASKA-LOWER BRULE AND LAKE ANDES VICINITY-
MIDDLE JAMES RIVER VALLEY-
LOWER JAMES RIVER TO LOWER BIG SIOUX RIVER VALLEY-
444 PM CDT WED APR 23 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM CDT THURSDAY FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 249...255...
256 AND 258...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SIOUX FALLS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM CDT THURSDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN NEBRASKA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 249. IN SOUTH
  DAKOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 255...256 AND 258.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

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

* IMPACTS...THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR FAST MOVING AND INTENSE
  GRASSLAND FIRES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR IN THE NEAR FUTURE. A COMBINATION
OF STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES
CAN CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$


Fire Weather Watch


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
558 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FROM NOON TO 7 PM MDT THURSDAY FOR LOW
HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 263...264...265...
AND 266...

.DISCUSSION...A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS
WILL BRING GUSTY WINDS AND DRIER AIR TO THE AREA THURSDAY.
NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS ARE EXPECTED
ACROSS THE SOUTH DAKOTA PLAINS. IN ADDITION...A DRY AIRMASS WILL
ALLOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES TO DROP TO 15 TO 20 PERCENT...
POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

SDZ263>266-241200-
/O.CON.KUNR.FW.A.0001.140424T1800Z-140425T0100Z/
SOUTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA-BADLANDS AREA-
SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA-CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA PLAINS-
558 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 263...264...265...AND 266...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 263 SOUTHWESTERN SOUTH
  DAKOTA...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 WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35
  MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...15 TO 20 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE 60S.

* IMPACTS...RAPID AND LARGE FIRE GROWTH MAY OCCUR.

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.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
849 PM CDT WED APR 23 2014

MNZ041>045-047>070-073>078-082>085-091>093-WIZ014>016-023>028-
241800-
DOUGLAS-TODD-MORRISON-MILLE LACS-KANABEC-STEVENS-POPE-STEARNS-
BENTON-SHERBURNE-ISANTI-CHISAGO-LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-
KANDIYOHI-MEEKER-WRIGHT-HENNEPIN-ANOKA-RAMSEY-WASHINGTON-
YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-MCLEOD-SIBLEY-CARVER-SCOTT-DAKOTA-
REDWOOD-BROWN-NICOLLET-LE SUEUR-RICE-GOODHUE-WATONWAN-BLUE EARTH-
WASECA-STEELE-MARTIN-FARIBAULT-FREEBORN-POLK-BARRON-RUSK-
ST. CROIX-PIERCE-DUNN-PEPIN-EAU CLAIRE-
849 PM CDT WED APR 23 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND
SOUTHERN MINNESOTA... AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT.
SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

THE SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA
ON THURSDAY. SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SKYWARN SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED THROUGH TONIGHT.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
658 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

MNZ001>009-013>017-022>024-027>032-040-NDZ006>008-014>016-024-
026>030-038-039-049-052>054-241200-
WEST POLK-NORMAN-CLAY-KITTSON-ROSEAU-LAKE OF THE WOODS-
WEST MARSHALL-EAST MARSHALL-NORTH BELTRAMI-PENNINGTON-RED LAKE-
EAST POLK-NORTH CLEARWATER-SOUTH BELTRAMI-MAHNOMEN-
SOUTH CLEARWATER-HUBBARD-WEST BECKER-EAST BECKER-WILKIN-
WEST OTTER TAIL-EAST OTTER TAIL-WADENA-GRANT-TOWNER-CAVALIER-
PEMBINA-BENSON-RAMSEY-EASTERN WALSH-EDDY-NELSON-GRAND FORKS-
GRIGGS-STEELE-TRAILL-BARNES-CASS-RANSOM-SARGENT-RICHLAND-
WESTERN WALSH-
658 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

...WINDY TODAY WITH AREAS OF RAIN...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN NORTH
DAKOTA...WEST CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST MINNESOTA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

STRONG SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH AND HIGHER GUSTS WILL
DEVELOP ACROSS PARTS OF THE REGION TODAY. WINDS WILL DIMINISH BY
EVENING. AREAS OF RAIN WILL SLOWLY SPREAD NORTHEAST ACROSS THE
REGION TODAY AND TONIGHT. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THIS
AFTERNOON ACROSS AREAS ALONG THE DAKOTAS BORDER.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

CHANCES FOR RAIN WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY. COLDER AIR SAGGING
INTO THE REGION MAY SWITCH ANY RAIN OVER TO SNOW ACROSS THE FAR
NORTH WITH SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE THURSDAY NIGHT IN THE LAKE
OF THE WOODS REGION.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE REQUIRED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
548 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-
098-SDZ039-040-054>056-061-062-066-067-071-241100-
LYON-OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-SIOUX-OBRIEN-CLAY-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-
BUENA VISTA-WOODBURY-IDA-LINCOLN-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-
PIPESTONE-ROCK-KINGSBURY-BROOKINGS-MINER-LAKE-MOODY-MCCOOK-
MINNEHAHA-TURNER-UNION-
548 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST
IOWA...SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA...EAST CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA AND
SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE DAY...
WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 45 MPH. THE WINDS SHOULD DIMINISH TOWARD
EVENING. THE STRONG WINDS...COMBINED WITH DRY VEGETATION...WILL
CREATE A VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER TODAY.

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT. SEVERE
STORMS ARE NOT EXPECTED TONIGHT. HOWEVER...LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL
BE POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY ACROSS NORTHWEST IOWA...AND NEARBY AREAS OF
FAR SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

GUSTY WEST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL RESULT IN VERY HIGH
FIRE DANGER ACROSS THE AREA AGAIN THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY AND TONIGHT.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
548 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

NEZ013-014-SDZ038-050-052-053-057>060-063>065-068>070-241100-
DIXON-DAKOTA-BEADLE-GREGORY-JERAULD-SANBORN-BRULE-AURORA-DAVISON-
HANSON-CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-HUTCHINSON-BON HOMME-YANKTON-CLAY-
548 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST
NEBRASKA...EAST CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA...SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA
AND SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE
EARLY AFTERNOON...WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 45 MPH. THE WINDS SHOULD
DIMINISH LATER THIS AFTERNOON. THE STRONG WINDS...COMBINED WITH DRY
VEGETATION...WILL CREATE A VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER TODAY.

THE CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE BY LATE AFTERNOON...WITH
THUNDERSTORMS BECOMING LIKELY FROM THE LOWER JAMES RIVER VALLEY INTO
NORTHEAST NEBRASKA THIS EVENING. ISOLATED STRONGER STORMS MAY DEVELOP
SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 90...WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR HAIL TO DIME SIZE AND
WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH. THE THREAT OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL DIMINISH BY
MIDNIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

GUSTY WEST WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL RESULT IN
EXTREME FIRE DANGER ACROSS THE AREA THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY AND TONIGHT.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
430 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

MNZ039-046-SDZ003>011-015>023-033>037-045-048-051-240930-
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-
430 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014 /330 AM MDT WED APR 23 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

STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTHEAST WINDS...AS WELL AS SCATTERED TO
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...WILL OCCUR AHEAD OF AN
APPROACHING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TODAY. THERE WILL THEN BE A BREAK
IN THE ACTION BEFORE ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORM MOVE FROM
WEST TO EAST ACROSS THE REGION WITH THE PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL TRANSPORT COOLER AND DRIER AIR INTO THE
REGION THURSDAY. COMBINED WITH DRY FUELS...THIS WILL AGAIN RESULT
IN FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS ACROSS MUCH OF CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA.

ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE REGION BY
EARLY NEXT WEEK.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

$$

SERR

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