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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
936 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER CONTINUES INTO THURSDAY...

MNZ039-046-SDZ273-021045-
/O.CON.KABR.FW.W.0007.150402T1600Z-150403T0000Z/
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-RED RIVER VALLEY-
936 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM CDT
THURSDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 039...046 AND 273...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN MINNESOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 039 AND 046.
  IN SOUTH DAKOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 273.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 29 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...FIRES WILL 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
936 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER CONTINUES INTO THURSDAY...

SDZ267>272-021045-
/O.CAN.KABR.FW.W.0006.000000T0000Z-150402T0300Z/
/O.CON.KABR.FW.W.0007.150402T1600Z-150403T0000Z/
LOWER BAD RIVER-UPPER CHEYENNE-UPPER MISSOURI COTEAU-
MISSOURI COTEAU-UPPER JAMES RIVER-PRAIRIE COTEAU-
936 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015 /836 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CDT /10 AM MDT/
TO 7 PM CDT /6 PM MDT/ THURSDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 267...268...269...270...271 AND
272...
...RED FLAG WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 267...268...269...270...271 AND
272...


* AFFECTED AREA...IN SOUTH DAKOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 267...
  268...269...270...271 AND 272.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 16 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...FIRES WILL 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
848 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR WEST CENTRAL THROUGH SOUTH CENTRAL
MINNESOTA 10 AM TO 7 PM CDT THURSDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR EAST CENTRAL AND SOUTHEASTERN MINNESOTA
10 AM TO 7 PM CDT THURSDAY...

.STRONG WESTERLY WINDS FROM 15 TO 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED THURSDAY
ALONG WITH HUMIDITY LEVELS AS LOW AS 15 TO 20 PERCENT. THE STRONG
WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES WILL COMBINE TO CREATE THE THREAT FOR
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THURSDAY FOR STRONG WESTERLY
WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH ALONG WITH HUMIDITY LEVELS AS LOW AS
15 PERCENT. THE RED FLAG WARNING IS FOR AREAS SOUTH AND WEST OF A
LINE FROM MORRIS TO SAINT CLOUD TO GLENCOE TO MANKATO TO WELLS.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THURSDAY FOR THE POTENTIAL
FOR WESTERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH ALONG WITH HUMIDITY LEVELS AS
LOW AS 15 TO 20 PERCENT. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS FOR AREAS JUST
TO THE EAST OF THE RED FLAG WARNING OVER TO THE WISCONSIN STATE
LINE.

MNZ047>049-054>058-064>067-073>075-082-083-091-092-021000-
/O.CON.KMPX.FW.W.0005.150402T1500Z-150403T0000Z/
STEVENS-POPE-STEARNS-LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-KANDIYOHI-
MEEKER-YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-MCLEOD-SIBLEY-REDWOOD-BROWN-
NICOLLET-WATONWAN-BLUE EARTH-MARTIN-FARIBAULT-
848 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 7 PM CDT
THURSDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
047...048...049...054...055...056...057...058...064...065...066...
067...073... 074...075...082...083...091 AND 092...

* WIND...SUSTAINED WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH
  THURSDAY.

* HUMIDITY...FALLING TO AROUND 15 PERCENT THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
754 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015


...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THURSDAY FOR SOUTHWEST
MINNESOTA...AND THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SOUTH DAKOTA FOR STRONG
WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

MNZ900-SDZ255>258-021115-
/O.EXP.KFSD.FW.W.0007.000000T0000Z-150402T0100Z/
/O.CON.KFSD.FW.W.0008.150402T1600Z-150403T0000Z/
SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA-LOWER BRULE AND LAKE ANDES VICINITY-
MIDDLE JAMES RIVER VALLEY-MIDDLE BIG SIOUX RIVER VALLEY-
LOWER JAMES RIVER TO LOWER BIG SIOUX RIVER VALLEY-
754 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM CDT
THURSDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
255...256... 257...258 AND 900...

...RED FLAG WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 255...256...257...258 AND 900...


* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 900. FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  255..256...257...AND 258 IN SOUTH DAKOTA. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 900
  IN MINNESOTA.

* WIND...NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH
  THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* HUMIDITY...RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL FALL TO 15 TO 25 PERCENT ON
  THURSDAY.

* 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.

&&

$$


Fire Weather Watch


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
1130 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL
NORTH DAKOTA ON THURSDAY...

.CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE ON THURSDAY
OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA. WEST
TO NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO AROUND 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH
AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES DROPPING TO AS LOW AS
30 PERCENT. GIVEN OBSERVED FIRE BEHAVIOR OVER THE PAST SEVERAL
DAYS...RAPID FIRE GROWTH WILL BE POSSIBLE FROM ANY START.
LOCATIONS THAT MAY EXPERIENCE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ON
THURSDAY INCLUDE BOWMAN...AMIDON...HETTINGER...ELGIN...FORT YATES
AND LINTON.

NDZ040>046-021230-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.A.0005.150402T1600Z-150403T0000Z/
SLOPE-HETTINGER-GRANT-BOWMAN-ADAMS-SIOUX-EMMONS-
1130 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015 /1030 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015/

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CDT /10 AM
MDT/ THURSDAY THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW
HUMIDITY...AND DRY VEGETATION FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH
CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 040 SLOPE...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 041 HETTINGER...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 042 GRANT...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 043 BOWMAN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 044 ADAMS...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 045 SIOUX AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 046 EMMONS.

* WINDS...WEST TO NORTHWEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40
  MPH ON THURSDAY.

* TIMING...FIRE WEATHER WATCH ON THURSDAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 30 PERCENT ON THURSDAY.

* TEMPERATURES...40S ON THURSDAY.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
437 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ072-080-081-089-090-NEZ013-
014-SDZ071-022145-
LYON IA-OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-SIOUX-O`BRIEN-CLAY IA-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-
BUENA VISTA-WOODBURY-IDA-LYON MN-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-
DIXON-DAKOTA-UNION-
437 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS AVERAGING 25 TO 35 MPH WITH SOME GUSTS
AROUND 40 MPH WILL CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON...DIMINISHING EARLY
THIS EVENING. THESE WINDS WILL HELP TO PRODUCE AN EXTREME
GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX. DEBRIS BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE EVENING
HOURS. THE PRIMARY RISK FROM THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE SMALL
HAIL AND STRONG WINDS UP TO 65 MPH. THE RISK FOR SEVERE STORMS
WILL END BY THE LATE EVENING HOURS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH TO
EXTREME CATEGORY THURSDAY AFTERNOON. DEBRIS BURNING IS NOT
RECOMMENDED AND ANY OUTDOOR ACTIVITY SHOULD BE DONE WITH CAUTION.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED THIS EVENING...ESPECIALLY IN
NORTHWESTERN IOWA AND EXTREME SOUTHERN MINNESOTA.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
437 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

MNZ071-097-098-SDZ038>040-050-052>070-022145-
LINCOLN MN-PIPESTONE-ROCK-BEADLE-KINGSBURY-BROOKINGS-GREGORY-
JERAULD-SANBORN-MINER-LAKE-MOODY-BRULE-AURORA-DAVISON-HANSON-
MCCOOK-MINNEHAHA-CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-HUTCHINSON-TURNER-LINCOLN SD-
BON HOMME-YANKTON-CLAY SD-
437 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS BEHIND A COLD FRONT MAY REACH 20 TO 30 MPH
WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 40 MPH THIS EVENING. THE GRASSLAND FIRE
DANGER RISK WILL REMAIN VERY HIGH TO EXTREME INTO THIS EVENING. DEBRIS
BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE EXTREME CATEGORY
THURSDAY AFTERNOON. A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR MOST
AREAS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL LIKELY NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
446 AM CDT WED APR 1 2015

MNZ039-046-SDZ003>011-015>023-033>037-045-048-051-021000-
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-
446 AM CDT WED APR 1 2015 /346 AM MDT WED APR 1 2015/

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

VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER ACROSS THE ENTIRE FORECAST AREA
TODAY AS STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS COMBINE WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER ON THURSDAY AS WELL AS WINDS REMAIN GUSTY
AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY STAYS LOW.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

$$
TMT

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