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Fire Weather Watch, Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 2:44 PM MDT on March 30, 2015

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on March 30, 2015


... Red flag warning remains in effect until 7 PM MDT this evening
for gusty northwest winds and very low humidity for fire weather
zones 261... 264... 265 and 266...
... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through
Tuesday evening for gusty southwest winds and very low humidity for
fire weather zones 261... 264... 265 and 266...

The National Weather Service in Rapid City has issued a Fire
Weather Watch for gusty southwest winds and very low humidity... which
is in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday evening. A red
flag warning remains in effect until 7 PM MDT this evening.

* Affected area... fire weather zone 261 northwestern South
Dakota plains... 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 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph late this
afternoon. Southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 25 mph
Tuesday afternoon and early evening.

* Timing... red flag warning late this afternoon. Fire Weather
Watch Tuesday afternoon and early evening.

* Relative humidity... as low as 15 percent late this afternoon. As
low as 11 percent Tuesday afternoon.

* Temperatures... highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s this
afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s Tuesday afternoon.

* 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.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.






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