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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
457 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR NORTHEASTERN WYOMING AND WESTERN SOUTH
DAKOTA SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES
AND GUSTY WINDS...

.A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA TODAY...WITH WINDS
SWITCHING TO THE NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 30 MPH...WITH
GUSTS TO 45 MPH ON THE PLAINS OF NORTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL BE 15 TO 25 PERCENT.

SDZ260>262-264-WYZ259-297>299-240300-
/O.UPG.KUNR.FW.A.0009.160723T1800Z-160724T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KUNR.FW.W.0015.160723T1800Z-160724T0300Z/
NORTHERN BLACK HILLS-NORTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA PLAINS-
SOUTHERN BLACK HILLS-BADLANDS AREA-SOUTHERN CAMPBELL-
NORTHERN CAMPBELL-CROOK AND WESTON COUNTY PLAINS-
WYOMING BLACK HILLS-
457 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 259...260...261...262...264...297...298 AND 299...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RAPID CITY HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER
WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 259...260...261...262...
  264...297...298 AND 299.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF DRY FUELS...GUSTY WINDS...AND LOW
  RELATIVE HUMIDITY MAY CREATE WEATHER CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR
  EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH.

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.

&&

$$


Extreme Fire Danger


RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
448 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

.DISCUSSION...TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 80S IN
NORTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA TO UPPER 90S IN SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH
DAKOTA THIS AFTERNOON. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL FALL TO
18 TO 30 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH
WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH OVER NORTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA. SUNDAY WILL
HAVE SIMILAR TEMPERATURES AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY...BUT WINDS WILL
BE LIGHT.

SDZ001-002-012>014-031-073-232100-
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...LEMMON...BISON...
BELLE FOURCHE...FAITH...DUPREE...WALL...UNION CENTER
448 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
609 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

SDZ027-030-032-041>044-046-047-049-074-241300-
SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-HAAKON-FALL RIVER-
OGLALA LAKOTA-JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-
HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
609 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016 /709 AM CDT SAT JUL 23 2016/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHWESTERN AND SOUTH
CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY THIS
AFTERNOON.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY


A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IS FORECAST EACH DAY...BUT SEVERE
STORMS ARE NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.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 RAPID CITY SD
609 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

SDZ024-028-029-WYZ054>058-071-241300-
NORTHERN BLACK HILLS-CENTRAL BLACK HILLS-SOUTHERN BLACK HILLS-
NORTHERN CAMPBELL-SOUTHERN CAMPBELL-WESTERN CROOK-
WYOMING BLACK HILLS-WESTON-NORTHEASTERN CROOK-
609 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE BLACK HILLS
AND...NORTHEASTERN WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THE
EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IS FORECAST EACH DAY...BUT SEVERE
STORMS ARE NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.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 RAPID CITY SD
609 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

SDZ001-002-012>014-025-026-031-072-073-241300-
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
609 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER WILL REACH THE EXTREME CATEGORY THIS
AFTERNOON. A RED FLAG WARNING IS ALSO IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH THE EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY.
NORTHWEST WINDS WILL GUST TO 35 TO 45 MPH.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IS FORECAST EACH DAY...BUT SEVERE
STORMS ARE NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.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 GRAND JUNCTION CO
518 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-241130-
LOWER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
ROAN AND TAVAPUTS PLATEAUS-ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-
UPPER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-GRAND VALLEY-DEBEQUE TO SILT CORRIDOR-
CENTRAL COLORADO RIVER BASIN-GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
CENTRAL GUNNISON AND UNCOMPAHGRE RIVER BASIN-
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-FLAT TOPS-
UPPER GUNNISON RIVER VALLEY-UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE-
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
PARADOX VALLEY/LOWER DOLORES RIVER-
FOUR CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER-ANIMAS RIVER BASIN-
SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN-SOUTHEAST UTAH-EASTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-
EASTERN UINTA BASIN-TAVAPUTS PLATEAU-ARCHES/GRAND FLAT-
LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-CANYONLANDS/NATURAL BRIDGES-
518 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT...MAXIMIZED IN COVERAGE THIS
AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING...WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER THE NEXT 24
HOURS. THE SLOW MOVEMENT OF STORMS COMBINED WITH HEAVY RAINFALL
COULD LEAD TO LOCALIZED FLOODING WITH NORMALLY DRY WASHES FILLING
WITH WATER. DRIVING CONDITIONS COULD ALSO BE IMPACTED UNDER AREAS
OF HEAVY RAIN WITH REDUCED VISIBILITY AND HEAVY RUNOFF ALONG WITH
PONDING OF WATER ROADWAYS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

A SHIFT IN THE PATTERN WILL PUSH THE MAIN PLUME OF MONSOON
MOISTURE EAST ON SUNDAY. THIS WILL SIGNAL A GRADUAL DOWNTURN IN
THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH MUCH DRIER
CONDITIONS AND WARMING EXPECTED BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
500 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

WYZ101>119-241100-
CONVERSE COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-NIOBRARA COUNTY-
NORTH LARAMIE RANGE-FERRIS/SEMINOE/SHIRLEY MOUNTAINS-
SHIRLEY BASIN-CENTRAL LARAMIE RANGE AND SOUTHWEST PLATTE COUNTY-
EAST PLATTE COUNTY-GOSHEN COUNTY-CENTRAL CARBON COUNTY-
NORTH SNOWY RANGE FOOTHILLS-SOUTHWEST CARBON COUNTY-
SIERRA MADRE RANGE-UPPER NORTH PLATTE RIVER BASIN-SNOWY RANGE-
LARAMIE VALLEY-SOUTH LARAMIE RANGE-SOUTH LARAMIE RANGE FOOTHILLS-
CENTRAL LARAMIE COUNTY-EAST LARAMIE COUNTY-
500 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEAST WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
THIS AFTERNOON...MAINLY ALONG THE INTERSTATE 80 CORRIDOR EAST OF
RAWLINS. BRIEF HEAVY RAINFALL AND GUSTY WINDS ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH
THIS EVENING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE EARLY NEXT WEEK. THUNDERSTORMS
ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE BY MID TO LATE WEEK WITH AN
INCREASED THREAT FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ON THURSDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE REQUIRED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
422 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

COZ030>051-241030-
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-
422 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL ONCE AGAIN DEVELOP OVER THE HIGH
COUNTRY TODAY AND THIS EVENING...WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS OVER
THE URBAN CORRIDOR AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE PALMER
DIVIDE BY THIS EVENING. HEAT WILL BE THE BIG ISSUE TODAY WITH
HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 90S ACROSS NORTHEAST COLORADO.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

THERE WILL BE A CHANCE OF AFTERNOON AND EVENING THUNDERSTORMS ON
SUNDAY ESPECIALLY ALONG AND SOUTH OF I-70. A FEW STORMS COULD
BE SEVERE OVER THE PLAINS ALONG AND SOUTH OF I-70. FOR MONDAY AND
TUESDAY THERE WILL CONTINUE TO BE A CHANCE OF AFTERNOON AND
EVENING THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE
ACROSS THE PLAINS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
505 AM CDT SAT JUL 23 2016

NEZ004>010-022>029-035>038-056>059-069>071-094-241015-
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-
505 AM CDT SAT JUL 23 2016 /405 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016/

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

IT WILL BE HOT ONCE AGAIN TODAY AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT. HEAT INDEX
VALUES WILL ONCE AGAIN TOP 100 TO 105 DEGREES ALONG AND EAST OF
AN IMPERIAL TO NORTH PLATTE TO AINSWORTH LINE. IN THESE AREAS...A
HEAT ADVISORY AND EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT TODAY
THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

THERE WILL BE A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORM THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING ALONG AND AHEAD OF THE FRONT FROM IMPERIAL TO VALENTINE
AND AREAS TO THE EAST. A FEW OF THE THUNDERSTORMS COULD BECOME
SEVERE WITH HAIL TO QUARTER SIZE AND DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 60
MPH.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

CHANCES FOR THUNDERSTORMS WILL PERSIST MUCH OF NEXT WEEK. LATER
FORECASTS WILL REFINE THE POTENTIAL FOR ANY SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION SHOULD NOT BE NEEDED TONIGHT.

&&

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

$$

ROBERG

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