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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
328 AM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING UNTIL 7 PM THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
SOUTH DAKOTA FIRE WEATHER ZONES 261...264...265...AND 266...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING
FOR GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
WYOMING FIRE WEATHER ZONES 259...297...AND 298...

.AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE AREA FOR TODAY AND
TUESDAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE MID 60S TO MID 70S
TODAY...AND IN THE 70S TO MID 80S FOR TUESDAY. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY WILL BE 15 TO 20 PERCENT TODAY AND 10 TO 15 PERCENT FOR
TUESDAY. THE STRONGEST WINDS TO DAY WILL BE ACROSS THE PLAINS OF
WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA...WITH NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 20 MPH. FOR
TUESDAY...GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP OVER NORTHEAST
WYOMING...WITH SOUTHERLY WINDS ACROSS WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA.

SDZ261-264>266-302145-
/O.NEW.KUNR.FW.W.0005.150330T1700Z-150331T0100Z/
NORTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA PLAINS-BADLANDS AREA-
SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA-CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA PLAINS-
328 AM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM MDT
THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 261...264...265 AND 266...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RAPID CITY HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 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 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...15 TO 20 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 70S.

* IMPACTS...WILDFIRES CAN SPREAD RAPIDLY.

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 BILLINGS MT
357 AM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

MTZ123>133-WYZ274-284-310000-
/O.CON.KBYZ.FW.A.0002.150331T1800Z-150402T0300Z/
GALLATIN NATIONAL FOREST-WHEATLAND COUNTY/SWEET GRASS COUNTY-
STILLWATER COUNTY-BEARTOOTH RANGER DISTRICT CUSTER NATIONAL FOREST-
GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTY/MUSSELSHELL COUNTY-YELLOWSTONE COUNTY-
CROW INDIAN RESERVATION/BIGHORN CANYON REC AREA-
NORTHERN ROSEBUD/NORTHERN TREASURE COUNTIES-
NORTHERN CHEYENNE INDIAN RESERVATION/ASHLAND RANGER DISTRICT
CUSTER NATL FOREST-CUSTER COUNTY-
SIOUX RANGER DISTRICT CUSTER NATIONAL FOREST-SHERIDAN COUNTY-
BIGHORN NATIONAL FOREST-
357 AM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING...

* IMPACTS: LOW HUMIDITIES...UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES...
  STRONG GUSTY WINDS...AND WIND SHIFT WITH A COLD FRONT WILL
  CREATE ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR AND NEW FIRE STARTS.

* AFFECTED AREA:
  IN NORTH CENTRAL WY FIRE ZONES...274...284.
  IN SOUTH CENTRAL MT FIRE ZONES...123...124...125...126...127
                                   128...129.
  IN SOUTHEAST MT FIRE ZONES...130...131...132.
  IN SOUTHEAST MT AND NORTHWEST SD FIRE ZONE....133.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED:
  IN CENTRAL MT...GOLDEN VALLEY...MUSSELSHELL...WHEATLAND.
  IN NORTH CENTRAL WY...BIG HORN...JOHNSON...SHERIDAN...WASHAKIE.
  IN NORTHWEST SD...HARDING.
  IN SOUTH CENTRAL MT...BIG HORN...CARBON...PARK...STILLWATER
                        SWEET GRASS...YELLOWSTONE.
  IN SOUTHEAST MT...CARTER...CUSTER...FALLON...POWDER RIVER
                    ROSEBUD...TREASURE.
  IN SOUTHWEST MT...GALLATIN.

* COLD FRONT: A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION
  TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* WIND TUESDAY: WEST TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP
  TO 40 MPH.

* WIND WEDNESDAY: WEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* HUMIDITY: 10 TO 15 PERCENT TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND AGAIN BY WEDNESDAY
            AFTERNOON. ONLY MODERATE RECOVERY TUESDAY NIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES: IN THE 70S ACROSS THE WESTERN ZONES...AND NEAR 80
  DEGREES ON THE EASTERN PLAINS TUESDAY AFTERNOON. COOLER WEDNESDAY
  WITH HIGHS MAINLY IN THE 50S TO AROUND 60 DEGREES.

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.

&&

$$

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
328 AM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING UNTIL 7 PM THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
SOUTH DAKOTA FIRE WEATHER ZONES 261...264...265...AND 266...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING
FOR GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
WYOMING FIRE WEATHER ZONES 259...297...AND 298...

.AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE AREA FOR TODAY AND
TUESDAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE MID 60S TO MID 70S
TODAY...AND IN THE 70S TO MID 80S FOR TUESDAY. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY WILL BE 15 TO 20 PERCENT TODAY AND 10 TO 15 PERCENT FOR
TUESDAY. THE STRONGEST WINDS TO DAY WILL BE ACROSS THE PLAINS OF
WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA...WITH NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 20 MPH. FOR
TUESDAY...GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP OVER NORTHEAST
WYOMING...WITH SOUTHERLY WINDS ACROSS WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA.

WYZ259-297-298-302145-
/O.NEW.KUNR.FW.A.0005.150331T1800Z-150401T0300Z/
SOUTHERN CAMPBELL-NORTHERN CAMPBELL-
LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CROOK AND WESTON COUNTIES-
328 AM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND VERY LOW HUMIDITY
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 259...297 AND 298...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RAPID CITY HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH FOR FOR GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND VERY LOW
HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 259 SOUTHERN CAMPBELL...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 297 NORTHERN CAMPBELL AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 298
  LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CROOK AND WESTON COUNTIES.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 10 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 70S.

* IMPACTS...WILDFIRES CAN SPREAD RAPIDLY.

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.

&&

$$


Extreme Fire Danger


RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
302 AM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

.DISCUSSION...GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BE FOUND ACROSS MUCH
OF WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA THIS AFTERNOON...WITH WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO
30 MPH. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE
70S...WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15 TO 20 PERCENT.

ON TUESDAY...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX IS EXPECTED TO BE IN
THE EXTREME CATEGORY.

SDZ001-002-012>014-025>027-030>032-041>044-046-047-049-072>074-
302300-
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-
CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-FALL RIVER-SHANNON-
JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...LEMMON...BISON...
BELLE FOURCHE...FAITH...DUPREE...SPEARFISH...RAPID CITY...
EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...FOLSOM...WALL...PHILIP...ARDMORE...
OELRICHS...PINE RIDGE...KYLE...KADOKA...MARTIN...WHITE RIVER...
MISSION...WINNER...STURGIS...UNION CENTER...HERMOSA
302 AM MDT MON MAR 30 2015 /402 AM CDT MON MAR 30 2015/

...EXTREME FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE EXTREME CATEGORY
THIS AFTERNOON. EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A VERY LOW
MOISTURE CONTENT OF GRASSES...AND OTHER DRY ORGANIC MATERIAL
ON THE GROUND...INDICATE THAT CRITICAL BURNING CONDITIONS EXIST.
A FIRE WILL START EASILY AND HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BECOME LARGE
AND SPREAD QUICKLY BECOMING ERRATIC WITH EXTREME BEHAVIORAL
CHARACTERISTICS. NO OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD TAKE PLACE.

THE OUTLOOK FOR TUESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE EXTREME CATEGORY.

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
400 AM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

WYZ001>020-022>030-311200-
ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS-BIGHORN MOUNTAINS SOUTHEAST-
BIGHORN MOUNTAINS WEST-CASPER MOUNTAIN-CODY FOOTHILLS-
EAST SWEETWATER COUNTY-FLAMING GORGE-
GREEN MOUNTAINS AND RATTLESNAKE RANGE-JACKSON HOLE-LANDER FOOTHILLS-
NATRONA COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-NORTH BIG HORN BASIN-
NORTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-OWL CREEK AND BRIDGER MOUNTAINS-
ROCK SPRINGS AND GREEN RIVER-SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-
SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHEAST BIG HORN BASIN-
SOUTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-SOUTHWEST BIG HORN BASIN-STAR VALLEY-
TETON AND GROS VENTRE MOUNTAINS-UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN-
UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN FOOTHILLS-UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN-
WIND RIVER BASIN-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS EAST-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS WEST-
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK-
400 AM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR THE WESTERN WIND RIVER BASIN THIS
AFTERNOON...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS FOR THE WESTERN WIND RIVER BASIN THIS
AFTERNOON. PLEASE SEE RED FLAG WARNING FOR DETAILS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

TUESDAY...WINDY...WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY BRING ELEVATED
TO EXTREME FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WHERE FUELS ARE CRITICAL.

WEDNESDAY...COOLER WITH WINDY AREAS.

THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...COLDER WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY AND TONIGHT.

$$

TEAM RIVERTON

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GLASGOW MT
321 AM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

MTZ016>027-059>062-311000-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PHILLIPS-CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN VALLEY-
DANIELS-SHERIDAN-WESTERN ROOSEVELT-PETROLEUM-GARFIELD-MCCONE-
RICHLAND-DAWSON-PRAIRIE-WIBAUX-NORTHERN PHILLIPS-
SOUTHWEST PHILLIPS-NORTHERN VALLEY-EASTERN ROOSEVELT-
321 AM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST
MONTANA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

A COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS NORTHEAST MONTANA TUESDAY EVENING
BRINGING WITH IT A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND PERHAPS A THUNDERSTORM.
THE MAIN CONCERN WILL BE STRONG WEST WINDS THAT DEVELOP BEHIND THE
FRONT AND PERSIST INTO WEDNESDAY. SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH
AND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 MPH AT TIMES ARE NOT OUT OF THE
QUESTION...ESPECIALLY ACROSS TYPICAL FAVORABLE WINDY LOCATIONS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
306 AM MDT MON MAR 30 2015

SDZ001-002-012>014-024>032-041>044-046-047-049-072>074-WYZ054>058-
071-311300-
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
NORTHERN BLACK HILLS-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-
SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CENTRAL BLACK HILLS-SOUTHERN BLACK HILLS-
CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-FALL RIVER-SHANNON-
JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-NORTHERN CAMPBELL-
SOUTHERN CAMPBELL-WESTERN CROOK-WYOMING BLACK HILLS-WESTON-
NORTHEASTERN CROOK-
306 AM MDT MON MAR 30 2015 /406 AM CDT MON MAR 30 2015/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA AND
NORTHEASTERN WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

WARM TEMPERATURES...LOW HUMIDITY...AND GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL
RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR MUCH OF WESTERN
SOUTH DAKOTA TODAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

VERY WARM TEMPERATURES...LOW HUMIDITY...AND GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS
WILL RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR MUCH OF
NORTHEAST WYOMING ON TUESDAY.

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL BE IN THE EXTREME CATEGORY
FOR WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA ON TUESDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY.

&&

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES...
OR CHECK OUR WEB SITE AT WEATHER.GOV/RAPIDCITY

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
555 AM PDT SUN MAR 29 2015

IDZ001>004-026-027-WAZ031>038-041>044-301400-
NORTHERN PANHANDLE-COEUR D`ALENE AREA-IDAHO PALOUSE-
CENTRAL PANHANDLE MOUNTAINS-LEWISTON AREA-
LEWIS AND SOUTHERN NEZ PERCE COUNTIES-NORTHEAST BLUE MOUNTAINS-
LOWER GARFIELD AND ASOTIN COUNTIES-WASHINGTON PALOUSE-
MOSES LAKE AREA-UPPER COLUMBIA BASIN-SPOKANE AREA-
NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS-OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS-WENATCHEE AREA-
EAST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES-OKANOGAN VALLEY-WATERVILLE PLATEAU-
555 AM PDT SUN MAR 29 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH IDAHO...
NORTH CENTRAL IDAHO...CENTRAL WASHINGTON...EAST CENTRAL
WASHINGTON...NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON...NORTHEAST WASHINGTON AND
SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

GUSTY WEST WINDS WILL ACCOMPANY THE PASSAGE OF A VIGOROUS COLD
FRONT ON TUESDAY. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS
OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 45 MPH WILL DEVELOP TUESDAY
AFTERNOON AND PERSIST INTO TUESDAY EVENING. AREAS THAT WILL
LIKELY EXPERIENCE THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE...THE WATERVILLE
PLATEAU...THE COLUMBIA BASIN...THE PALOUSE...THE BLUE
MOUNTAINS...THE WEST PLAINS...AND SPOKANE AREA. TUESDAY`S COLD
FRONT WILL ALSO PRODUCE RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW...AS WELL AS
THE CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS OVER FAR NORTHEAST WASHINGTON AND THE
NORTH IDAHO PANHANDLE.

$$

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