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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
221 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

SDZ255-256-010330-
/O.UPG.KFSD.FW.A.0005.150401T1700Z-150402T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KFSD.FW.W.0007.150401T1800Z-150402T0100Z/
LOWER BRULE AND LAKE ANDES VICINITY-MIDDLE JAMES RIVER VALLEY-
221 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 8 PM CDT WEDNESDAY FOR
 FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 255 AND 256...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SIOUX FALLS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 8 PM CDT WEDNESDAY FOR
STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER
IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 255. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 256.

* WIND...NORTHWEST AT 20 TO 35 MPH BY AFTERNOON.

* HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 18 TO 22 PERCENT.

* 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 NORTH PLATTE NE
1216 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...EXTREMELY DRY CONDITIONS CONTINUE...

.VERY WARM TEMPERATURES...GUSTY SOUTH WINDS...AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING WILL CREATE HIGH WILDFIRE
DANGER.

NEZ204-206-208-010600-
/O.CON.KLBF.FW.W.0012.000000T0000Z-150401T0600Z/
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/
SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL FOREST-
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR-
1216 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015 /1116 AM MDT TUE MAR 31 2015/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT /MIDNIGHT
MDT/ WEDNESDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE
NEBRASKA SANDHILLS...THE NIOBRARA VALLEY AND THE EASTERN
PANHANDLE...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN NEBRASKA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 204 EASTERN
  PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 206
  SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/ SAMUEL R
  MCKELVIE NATIONAL FOREST AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 208 NIOBRARA
  VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR.

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

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

* IMPACTS...ANY RANGE FIRE MAY HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BURN OUT OF
  CONTROL AND EXHIBIT EXTREME BURNING BEHAVIOR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/LBF


Fire Weather Watch


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
829 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ON WEDNESDAY...

.STRONG WINDS...HIGHLY COMBUSTIBLE SURFACE FUELS...AND LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO PRODUCE DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>028-034>039-045>050-058>062-071>075-
082>086-093>097-011000-
/O.CON.KDMX.FW.A.0003.150401T1500Z-150402T0000Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-
HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-STORY-
MARSHALL-TAMA-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK-ADAIR-MADISON-
WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA-UNION-CLARKE-LUCAS-MONROE-WAPELLO-RINGGOLD-
DECATUR-WAYNE-APPANOOSE-DAVIS-
829 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS....

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE STEADILY AFTER SUNRISE
  WEDNESDAY...WITH THE MOST DANGEROUS CONDITIONS PERSISTING
  THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

* WIND...SOUTH INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 40
  MPH AT TIMES.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 28 PERCENT.

* FUEL...GRASSES REMAIN NEARLY 100 PERCENT CURED AND SURFACE
  FUELS ARE HIGHLY COMBUSTIBLE.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES WILL SPREAD VERY RAPIDLY AND BE VERY
  DIFFICULT TO CONTROL IN THESE DANGEROUS CONDITIONS. OUTDOOR
  BURNING IS HIGHLY DISCOURAGED AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED.

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.

&&

$$

MJB


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
504 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

IAZ002-003-012>014-020>022-031-032-NEZ013-014-SDZ071-012215-
OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-SIOUX-O`BRIEN-CLAY IA-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-
BUENA VISTA-WOODBURY-IDA-DIXON-DAKOTA-UNION-
504 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

GUSTY WINDS AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO LEAD TO VERY HIGH
FIRE DANGER INTO THE EVENING HOURS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

A POTENTIAL FOR STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS IS EXPECTED TO START MID
TO LATE AFTERNOON...AND CONTINUE THROUGH AROUND SUNSET. STRONGER
STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HAIL TO ONE INCH IN DIAMETER
AND WIND GUSTS TO 65 MPH. THE PEAK TIMING FOR SEVERE WEATHER WILL
FALL BETWEEN 4 AND 8 PM.

FIRE DANGER WILL RETURN TO THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY ON WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON. LOWER HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS ON THURSDAY WILL CREATE
A VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
504 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

SDZ038-039-050-052>054-057>060-063-064-068-012215-
BEADLE-KINGSBURY-GREGORY-JERAULD-SANBORN-MINER-BRULE-AURORA-
DAVISON-HANSON-CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-BON HOMME-
504 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

GUSTY WINDS AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO LEAD TO VERY HIGH
FIRE DANGER INTO THE EVENING HOURS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

GUSTY WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON WILL
BRING AN EXTREME FIRE DANGER TO LOWER BRULE AREAS. A RED FLAG
WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.
FIRE WEATHER WILL ALSO BE A CONCERN ON THURSDAY...WITH VERY HIGH
TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER LIKELY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
504 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

IAZ001-MNZ098-SDZ040-055-056-061-062-065>067-069-070-012215-
LYON IA-ROCK-BROOKINGS-LAKE-MOODY-MCCOOK-MINNEHAHA-HUTCHINSON-
TURNER-LINCOLN SD-YANKTON-CLAY SD-
504 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

GUSTY WINDS AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO LEAD TO VERY HIGH
FIRE DANGER INTO THE EVENING HOURS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED DURING THE
AFTERNOON HOURS EAST OF A MARSHALL TO SIOUX FALLS TO YANKTON
LINE...WITH A BETTER CHANCE TOWARD WINDOM...ROCK RAPIDS...AND
VERMILLION. STRONGER STORMS FROM 4 PM TO 7 PM COULD PRODUCE HAIL
AND GUSTY WINDS.

FIRE DANGER WILL RETURN TO THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY ON WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON. LOWER HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS ON THURSDAY WILL CREATE
A VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON ALONG
AND SOUTHEAST OF A SIOUX FALLS TO YANKTON LINE.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
436 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

NEZ004>010-022>029-035>038-056>059-069>071-094-012145-
SHERIDAN-EASTERN CHERRY-KEYA PAHA-BOYD-BROWN-ROCK-HOLT-GARDEN-
GRANT-HOOKER-THOMAS-BLAINE-LOUP-GARFIELD-WHEELER-ARTHUR-MCPHERSON-
LOGAN-CUSTER-DEUEL-KEITH-PERKINS-LINCOLN-CHASE-HAYES-FRONTIER-
WESTERN CHERRY-
436 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015 /336 PM MDT TUE MAR 31 2015/

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

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

EXTREME WILDFIRE DANGER WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS
TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS EASTERN
HOLT...WHEELER...EASTERN CUSTER...AND EASTERN FRONTIER COUNTIES
DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS WEDNESDAY. THE STORMS WILL DEVELOP
ALONG A COLD FRONT. A STRONG STORM IS POSSIBLE...BUT ANY SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY SHOULD REMAIN EAST OF THE AREA.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED THROUGH TONIGHT.

&&

GET YOUR WEATHER...HYDROLOGICAL...AND CLIMATE INFORMATION AT
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/NORTHPLATTE (ALL LOWERCASE)

$$

TAYLOR

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
422 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

IAZ043-055-056-069-079-080-090-091-NEZ034-044-045-050>053-065>068-
078-088>093-011130-
MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-
PAGE-BURT-DODGE-WASHINGTON-BUTLER-SAUNDERS-DOUGLAS-SARPY-SEWARD-
LANCASTER-CASS-OTOE-SALINE-JEFFERSON-GAGE-JOHNSON-NEMAHA-PAWNEE-
RICHARDSON-
422 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX COULD REACH THE VERY HIGH AREA IN
SOME AREAS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP EARLY
WEDNESDAY EVENING AND MOVE THROUGH THE AREA THROUGH DAYBREAK
THURSDAY. THE PRIMARY HAZARDS WILL BE LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING
WINDS. AN ISOLATED TORNADO COULD NOT BE RULED OUT EARLY ON IN THE
EVENT BEFORE STORMS DEVELOP INTO A SQUALL LINE. LOCALLY HEAVY
RAIN WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE WITH SOME AREAS PICKING UP AN INCH OR
MORE OF ACCUMULATION.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED BY WEDNESDAY EVENING.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
422 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

NEZ011-012-015>018-030>033-042-043-011130-
KNOX-CEDAR-THURSTON-ANTELOPE-PIERCE-WAYNE-BOONE-MADISON-STANTON-
CUMING-PLATTE-COLFAX-
422 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST
NEBRASKA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY

STRONG TO POSSIBLY SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA BY THREE TO SIX PM. THE STORMS COULD PRODUCE
LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY

THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY SHOULD PUSH SOUTH OF THE OUTLOOK AREA BY
WEDNESDAY EVENING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
108 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

KSZ025-057-060-102>105-MOZ001>008-011>017-020>025-028>033-037>040-
043>046-053-054-011815-
ATCHISON KS-MIAMI-LINN KS-DONIPHAN-LEAVENWORTH-WYANDOTTE-JOHNSON KS-
ATCHISON MO-NODAWAY-WORTH-GENTRY-HARRISON-MERCER-PUTNAM-SCHUYLER-
HOLT-ANDREW-DE KALB-DAVIESS-GRUNDY-SULLIVAN-ADAIR-BUCHANAN-CLINTON-
CALDWELL-LIVINGSTON-LINN MO-MACON-PLATTE-CLAY-RAY-CARROLL-CHARITON-
RANDOLPH-JACKSON-LAFAYETTE-SALINE-HOWARD-CASS-JOHNSON MO-PETTIS-
COOPER-BATES-HENRY-
108 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHWEST...NORTH CENTRAL AND
WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI...AS WELL AS EXTREME EASTERN KANSAS.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

 THERE IS AN ENHANCED FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON AS HUMIDITY LEVELS
 FALL TO 20 TO 25 PERCENT. HOWEVER...WINDS SHOULD BE LIGHT ENOUGH TO
 PREVENT A CRITICAL WILDFIRE DANGER.

 MORE DETAILED INFORMATION CAN BE ACCESSED AT...
 HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MEDIA/EAX/EMBRIEFING1/EMBRIEFING1.PDF

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

 THE FIRE DANGER MAY BE ENHANCED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON DUE TO STRONG
 AND GUSTY WINDS AND HUMIDITY LEVELS FALLING TOWARDS 30 PERCENT.

 THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.
 THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK FOR SEVERE WEATHER OVER FAR NORTHWEST
 MISSOURI LATE WEDNESDAY EVENING. LARGE HAIL AND GUSTY WINDS ARE THE
 PRIMARY THREATS. ADDITIONALLY...LOCALIZED HEAVY RAIN AND MINOR
 FLOODING IS POSSIBLE.

 MORE DETAILED INFORMATION CAN BE ACCESSED AT...
 HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MEDIA/EAX/EMBRIEFING1/EMBRIEFING1.PDF

$$

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