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Hazardous Weather Outlook

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.

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Red Flag Warning

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.

&&

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