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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.

&&

$$


Special Weather Statement


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
1112 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

KSZ007-NEZ086-087-020500-
JEWELL KS-THAYER NE-NUCKOLLS NE-
1112 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR NORTHEASTERN JEWELL...SOUTHERN
THAYER AND SOUTHEASTERN NUCKOLLS COUNTIES UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT...

AT 1112 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM
NEAR BYRON...OR 16 MILES NORTHWEST OF BELLEVILLE...MOVING NORTHEAST
AT 30 MPH.

NICKEL SIZE HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
SUPERIOR...HEBRON...MANKATO...DESHLER...CHESTER...ALEXANDRIA...
HARDY...BYRON...HUBBELL...GILEAD...WEBBER...LOVEWELL STATE PARK AND
MONTROSE.

LAT...LON 4000 9737 4000 9793 3983 9793 3972 9821
      4001 9822 4026 9737
TIME...MOT...LOC 0412Z 238DEG 28KT 4000 9784

$$

BRYANT


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
1043 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

KSZ005>007-017>019-NEZ039>041-046>049-060>064-072>077-082>087-
021200-
PHILLIPS-SMITH-JEWELL-ROOKS-OSBORNE-MITCHELL-VALLEY-GREELEY-NANCE-
SHERMAN-HOWARD-MERRICK-POLK-DAWSON-BUFFALO-HALL-HAMILTON-YORK-
GOSPER-PHELPS-KEARNEY-ADAMS-CLAY-FILLMORE-FURNAS-HARLAN-FRANKLIN-
WEBSTER-NUCKOLLS-THAYER-
1043 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND
PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

A STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM IS POSSIBLE UNTIL 1 AM...PRIMARILY
FOR LOCATIONS SOUTHEAST OF A LINE FROM YORK NEBRASKA TO SMITH
CENTER KANSAS. THE PRIMARY HAZARD FROM THE STORMS WILL BE LARGE
HAIL THE SIZE OF QUARTERS.

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

ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON...NEAR-CRITICAL FIRE DANGER IS POSSIBLE ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE OUTLOOK AREA AS RELATIVE HUMIDITY DROPS BETWEEN 20
AND 25 PERCENT...IN THE PRESENCE OF WIND GUSTS AROUND 20 MPH.

ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON...CRITICAL FIRE DANGER IS POSSIBLE ACROSS MUCH
OF THE OUTLOOK AREA AS RELATIVE HUMIDITY DROPS BETWEEN 15 AND 20
PERCENT...IN THE PRESENCE OF WIND GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.

ON SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...THERE ARE LOW-CONFIDENCE...SLIGHT
CHANCES FOR THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY NORTH AND EAST OF THE TRI-CITIES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED THE REMAINDER OF THE NIGHT.

&&

MORE INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED AT THE FOLLOWING WEB PAGE:
   HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/HASTINGS  (ALL LOWERCASE)

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
807 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015

COZ090>092-KSZ001>004-013>016-027>029-041-042-NEZ079>081-021200-
YUMA-KIT CARSON-CHEYENNE CO-CHEYENNE KS-RAWLINS-DECATUR-NORTON-
SHERMAN-THOMAS-SHERIDAN-GRAHAM-WALLACE-LOGAN-GOVE-GREELEY-WICHITA-
DUNDY-HITCHCOCK-RED WILLOW-
807 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL COLORADO...
EXTREME SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA AND NORTHWEST KANSAS.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT...

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
MIDNIGHT. SOME OF THIS ACTIVITY WILL PRODUCE WIND GUSTS TO 45 MPH
AND AREAS OF BLOWING DUST. VISIBILITIES WILL OCCASIONALLY DROP TO
ONE MILE IN BLOWING DUST.

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

A COUPLE INCHES OF WET SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE THURSDAY NIGHT
WEST OF THE COLORADO/KANSAS BORDER. BREEZY NORTH WINDS MAY PRODUCE
AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW AS WELL.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT NEEDED THE REST OF TONIGHT.

$$
MENTZER

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
539 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

IAZ043-055-056-069-079-080-090-091-NEZ012-015-017-018-030>034-
042>045-050>053-065>068-078-088>093-021245-
MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-
PAGE-CEDAR-THURSTON-PIERCE-WAYNE-BOONE-MADISON-STANTON-CUMING-
BURT-PLATTE-COLFAX-DODGE-WASHINGTON-BUTLER-SAUNDERS-DOUGLAS-SARPY-
SEWARD-LANCASTER-CASS-OTOE-SALINE-JEFFERSON-GAGE-JOHNSON-NEMAHA-
PAWNEE-RICHARDSON-
539 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST
IOWA...WEST CENTRAL IOWA...EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA...NORTHEAST
NEBRASKA AND SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT AND THURSDAY

VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL REMAIN IN PLACE IN ADVANCE OF A COLD
FRONT UNTIL ABOUT 7 TO 8 PM.

SCATTERED SEVERE TO THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE DEVELOP LATE THIS
AFTERNOON OVER NORTHEAST NEBRASKA THEN SPREAD SLOWLY SOUTHEAST
INTO SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA TONIGHT. SOME STORMS
MAY BE SEVERE EARLY THIS EVENING WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING
WINDS THE PRIMARY HAZARDS.

THE THREAT FOR SEVERE STORMS SHOULD DIMINISH AS WE HEAD TOWARD
MIDNIGHT. HOWEVER SOME AREAS OF HEAVY RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE AS
RAIN AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE SLOW TO CLEAR SOUTHEAST
NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OVER AN INCH ARE
POSSIBLE ALONG INTERSTATE 80.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY

THE NEXT CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WILL COME SUNDAY NIGHT
AND MONDAY. SEVERE STORMS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS EVENING.

$$

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 DENVER/BOULDER CO
1105 AM MDT WED APR 1 2015

COZ030>051-021715-
JACKSON COUNTY BELOW 9000 FEET-
WEST JACKSON AND WEST GRAND COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
GRAND AND SUMMIT COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND EAST JACKSON/LARIMER/NORTH AND NORTHEAST GRAND/
NORTHWEST BOULDER COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST GRAND/WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST BOULDER/
GILPIN/CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT/NORTH AND WEST PARK COUNTIES ABOVE
9000 FEET-LARIMER AND BOULDER COUNTIES BETWEEN 6000 AND 9000 FEET-
JEFFERSON AND WEST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET/GILPIN/CLEAR
CREEK/NORTHEAST PARK COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PARK COUNTY-
LARIMER COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTHWEST WELD COUNTY-
BOULDER AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES BELOW 6000 FEET/WEST BROOMFIELD
COUNTY-
NORTH DOUGLAS COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/DENVER/WEST ADAMS AND
ARAPAHOE COUNTIES/EAST BROOMFIELD COUNTY-
ELBERT/CENTRAL AND EAST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET-
NORTHEAST WELD COUNTY-CENTRAL AND SOUTH WELD COUNTY-MORGAN COUNTY-
CENTRAL AND EAST ADAMS AND ARAPAHOE COUNTIES-
NORTH AND NORTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTH LINCOLN
COUNTY-
SOUTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-
LOGAN COUNTY-WASHINGTON COUNTY-SEDGWICK COUNTY-PHILLIPS COUNTY-
1105 AM MDT WED APR 1 2015

...RETURN TO WINTRY WEATHER THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

AN APPROACHING WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BRING A CHANCE OF AFTERNOON AND
EVENING SHOWERS WITH A FEW EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS. THESE WILL
BEGIN DRY AND HIGH BASED WITH GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS TO AROUND 45 MPH
THE MAIN IMPACT. FIRE DANGER WILL ALSO BE ELEVATED THROUGH EARLY
EVENING WITH WARM...DRY...AND BREEZY CONDITIONS IN PLACE.

AREAS OF RAIN AND SNOW ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ALONG THE FRONT
VERY LATE TONIGHT AS COLDER AIR FILTERS INTO THE AREA. BY SUNRISE
THURSDAY MORNING SNOW LEVELS MAY LOWER TO NEAR 6000 FT MSL.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

RAIN AND SNOW WILL RETURN TO MOST OF NORTHEASTERN COLORADO ON
THURSDAY. THERE LOOKS TO BE A RAIN SNOW MIX DURING THE
DAY...CHANGING TO ALL SNOW BY LATE AFTERNOON BEHIND THE PASSAGE OF
A COLD FRONT. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO PIN DOWN AT
THIS POINT...WITH SUCH WARM GROUND TEMPERATURES MELTING WILL BE
LIKELY. 2 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE FRONT
RANGE URBAN CORRIDOR AND PALMER DIVIDE BY DAYBREAK FRIDAY...MAINLY
ON GRASSY SURFACES. THE FOOTHILLS MAY SEE 6 TO 12 INCHES...WITH A
TRACE TO 4 INCHES POSSIBLE FURTHER EAST ON THE PLAINS.

TRAVELERS SHOULD BE AWARE OF QUICKLY CHANGING CONDITIONS
INCLUDING LOW VISIBILITY THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING WITH
LOCALIZED AREAS OF MORE INTENSE SNOWFALL. ROADS COULD BECOME
SLUSHY ALONG THE FRONT RANGE URBAN CORRIDOR THURSDAY EVENING INTO
FRIDAY MORNING AS TEMPERATURES FALL BELOW FREEZING. SNOWPACKED
ROADS IN THE FOOTHILLS AND MOUNTAINS COULD CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING
CONDITIONS. SNOW WILL BEGIN TO DIMINISH AFTER MIDNIGHT THURSDAY
NIGHT...WITH DRY CONDITIONS EXPECTED ON FRIDAY. UPPER LEVEL HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BRING WARMER AND DRIER WEATHER THIS WEEKEND.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

$$

BARJENBRUCH/KALINA

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