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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
400 AM MDT SUN AUG 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT SUNDAY FOR GUSTY
WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 259...
297 AND 298...

.WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST ACROSS NE WY. RELATIVE
HUMIDITY ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE NORTHEAST WYOMING PLAINS WILL DROP
TO 15 PERCENT OR BELOW THIS AFTERNOON. GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL
CONTINUE TODAY WITH SW WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
35 MPH. A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE AREA LATE THIS AFTERNOON OR
TONIGHT. THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS AHEAD OF THE
FRONT...WITH DRY LIGHTNING POSSIBLE. THE COMBINATION OF THESE
FACTORS WILL SUPPORT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

WYZ259-297-298-310100-
/O.CON.KUNR.FW.W.0012.000000T0000Z-150831T0200Z/
SOUTHERN CAMPBELL-NORTHERN CAMPBELL-
LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CROOK AND WESTON COUNTIES-
400 AM MDT SUN AUG 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
259...297 AND 298...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 259...297 AND 298.

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

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...15 PERCENT OR BELOW.

* 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
310 AM MDT SUN AUG 30 2015

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER PATTERN THIS WEEKEND...

.A CRITICAL WEATHER PATTERN CONTINUES AS SOUTHWEST FLOW INCREASES
AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT. WIND SPEEDS ARE LIKELY TO BE
STRONGER TODAY...BUT WITH SLIGHTLY HIGHER RELATIVE HUMIDITIES.
HOWEVER...TODAY WILL ALSO BRING AN INCREASE IN THUNDERSTORM
ACTIVITY WITH NATURAL FIRE STARTS POSSIBLE.

WYZ280-281-283-285-289-300-302200-
/O.CON.KRIW.FW.W.0014.000000T0000Z-150831T0300Z/
NATRONA COUNTY/CASPER BLM-JOHNSON COUNTY/CASPER BLM-
UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN/WIND RIVER BASIN-SOUTH BIGHORN MOUNTAINS-
GRANITE/GREEN/FERRIS/RATTLESNAKE MOUNTAINS-CASPER MOUNTAIN-
310 AM MDT SUN AUG 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WIND...LOW HUMIDITY...HOT TEMPERATURES...AND A HAINES
INDEX OF 6...

* WIND...SOUTHWEST INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 35
  MPH BY 1800 THIS AFTERNOON.

* MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES...88 TO 93.

* HUMIDITY...RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL RETURN TO THE MID TEENS
  AROUND NOON ON SUNDAY.

* HAINES INDEX...6

* THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED TO WIDELY SCATTERED DRY THUNDERSTORMS
  TODAY.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED AND CAMPFIRES NEED TO BE
  OUT COLD.

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 WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
158 PM MDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES LIKELY SUNDAY FOR FWZ 301...

.WINDS WILL BE ON THE INCREASE TONIGHT AND WILL BECOME STRONG
SUNDAY ACROSS SOUTHEAST WYOMING. VERY HOT TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE
AREA COULD DECREASE HUMIDITIES INTO THE LOW TO MID TEEN PERCENT
FOR CONVERSE AND NIOBRARA COUNTIES SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THERE IS
INCREASING CHANCES FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE SUNDAY
AFTERNOON. THERE COULD BE A FEW DRY THUNDERSTORMS BEFORE THEY TURN
WET ACROSS THE NORTHERN LARAMIE RANGE INTO WESTERN CONVERSE COUNTY
BEFORE THEY DO TURN WET THOUGH...INCREASING THE FIRE WEATHER
DANGER.

WYZ301-301200-
/O.UPG.KCYS.FW.A.0014.150830T1700Z-150831T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KCYS.FW.W.0019.150830T1700Z-150831T0100Z/
NIOBRARA/LOWER ELEVATIONS OF CONVERSE/THUNDER BASIN NATIONAL
GRASSLAND-
158 PM MDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM MDT SUNDAY FOR
LOW HUMIDITIES...GUSTY WINDS AND ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 301...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHEYENNE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM MDT SUNDAY. THE
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 301.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST AT 18 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH SUNDAY
  LATE MORNING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

* HUMIDITY...12 TO 15 PERCENT.

* THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS EARLY AFTERNOON
  BEFORE TURNING WET LATE AFTERNOON.

* 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 MAY
LEAD TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
506 AM CDT SUN AUG 30 2015

NEZ004>010-022>029-035>038-056>059-069>071-094-311015-
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-
506 AM CDT SUN AUG 30 2015 /406 AM MDT SUN AUG 30 2015/

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS AND TEMPERATURES IN THE 90S THIS AFTERNOON
WILL COMBINE TO CREATE HEIGHTENED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS OVER THE
EASTERN NEBRASKA PANHANDLE AND THE WESTERN NEBRASKA SANDHILLS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

ISOLATED AFTERNOON AND EVENING THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE NEARLY
EVERYDAY THIS WEEK. BETTER CHANCES WILL BE SEEN SATURDAY THROUGH
SUNDAY AS A COOL FRONT MOVES ACROSS WESTERN NEBRASKA. STORMS THAT
DEVELOP ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN BELOW SEVERE LIMITS.

.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)

$$
POWER

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
403 AM MDT SUN AUG 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-
403 AM MDT SUN AUG 30 2015 /503 AM CDT SUN AUG 30 2015/

...RED FLAG WARNING ACROSS THE NORTHEAST WYOMING PLAINS THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

HOT AND DRY WEATHER WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE NORTHEAST WYOMING
PLAINS. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL FALL TO 15 PERCENT OR BELOW WITH
SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH. CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS 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 RIVERTON WY
349 AM MDT SUN AUG 30 2015

WYZ001>020-022>030-311000-
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK-ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS-CODY FOOTHILLS-
NORTH BIG HORN BASIN-SOUTHWEST BIG HORN BASIN-
SOUTHEAST BIG HORN BASIN-OWL CREEK AND BRIDGER MOUNTAINS-
BIGHORN MOUNTAINS WEST-BIGHORN MOUNTAINS SOUTHEAST-
NORTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-SOUTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-
TETON AND GROS VENTRE MOUNTAINS-JACKSON HOLE-
WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS WEST-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS EAST-
UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN-WIND RIVER BASIN-LANDER FOOTHILLS-
GREEN MOUNTAINS AND RATTLESNAKE RANGE-
NATRONA COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-CASPER MOUNTAIN-STAR VALLEY-
SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN FOOTHILLS-
UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN-SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-
ROCK SPRINGS AND GREEN RIVER-FLAMING GORGE-EAST SWEETWATER COUNTY-
349 AM MDT SUN AUG 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL WYOMING...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF WY...CENTRAL
WYOMING...NORTH CENTRAL WYOMING...NORTHWEST WYOMING...SOUTH
CENTRAL WYOMING AND WEST CENTRAL WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ISOLATED TO WIDELY SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS...SOME
THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE DRY. EXTREME FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
CONTINUE OVER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND EAST CENTRAL WYOMING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...A FEW LATE DAY MOUNTAIN THUNDERSTORMS
POSSIBLE...CONTINUED WARM AND BREEZY TO LOCALLY WINDY AT TIMES
WITH ELEVATED FIRE CONCERNS...ESPECIALLY EAST OF THE DIVIDE AND IN
SWEETWATER COUNTY.

FRIDAY...WINDY AND WARM EAST OF THE DIVIDE WITH ELEVATED FIRE
CONCERNS. TURNING COOLER IN THE NORTHWEST WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SATURDAY...MUCH COOLER ACROSS THE NORTH WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT
WIND GUSTS OF OVER 40 MPH,. THANK YOU.

$$

TEAM RIVERTON

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
327 AM MDT SUN AUG 30 2015

MTZ028>042-056>058-063>068-WYZ098-099-310930-
SOUTHERN WHEATLAND-MUSSELSHELL-TREASURE-NORTHERN ROSEBUD-CUSTER-
FALLON-NORTHERN STILLWATER-YELLOWSTONE-POWDER RIVER-CARTER-
SOUTHERN BIG HORN-EASTERN CARBON-NORTHERN PARK-
NORTHERN SWEET GRASS-GOLDEN VALLEY-RED LODGE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN BIG HORN-SOUTHERN ROSEBUD-JUDITH GAP-PARADISE VALLEY-
LIVINGSTON AREA-BEARTOOTH FOOTHILLS-ABSAROKA/BEARTOOTH MOUNTAINS-
CRAZY MOUNTAINS-NORTHEAST BIGHORN MOUNTAINS-SHERIDAN FOOTHILLS-
327 AM MDT SUN AUG 30 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
MONTANA...SOUTH CENTRAL MONTANA...SOUTHEAST MONTANA AND NORTH
CENTRAL WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL
MONTANA THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING DUE TO LOW HUMIDITIES AND
GUSTY...SHIFTING WINDS. BE VERY CAREFUL WITH ANY OPEN FLAME AND
CONTACT LOCAL OFFICIALS BEFORE CONDUCTING ANY OUTDOOR BURNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
411 AM CDT SUN AUG 30 2015

SDZ003>005-009-010-016-017-034>037-045-048-051-310915-
CORSON-CAMPBELL-MCPHERSON-WALWORTH-EDMUNDS-POTTER-FAULK-SULLY-
HUGHES-HYDE-HAND-JONES-LYMAN-BUFFALO-
411 AM CDT SUN AUG 30 2015 /311 AM MDT SUN AUG 30 2015/

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A FRONT WILL SWING ACROSS THE WESTERN AND CENTRAL DAKOTAS
OVERNIGHT. AN ISOLATED WEAK THUNDERSTORM OR TWO COULD FORM ALONG
THE FRONT. SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
411 AM CDT SUN AUG 30 2015

SDZ015-033-310915-
DEWEY-STANLEY-
311 AM MDT SUN AUG 30 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

THE RANGELAND FIRE DANGER WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY TODAY.
DANGEROUS BURNING CONDITIONS EXIST...AND ANY FIRES WILL SPREAD
RAPIDLY.

A FRONT WILL SWING ACROSS THE WESTERN AND CENTRAL DAKOTAS
OVERNIGHT. AN ISOLATED WEAK THUNDERSTORM OR TWO COULD FORM ALONG
THE FRONT. SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

CONNELLY

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
334 AM CDT SUN AUG 30 2015

NDZ001>005-009>013-017>023-025-031>037-040>048-050-051-310845-
DIVIDE-BURKE-RENVILLE-BOTTINEAU-ROLETTE-WILLIAMS-MOUNTRAIL-WARD-
MCHENRY-PIERCE-MCKENZIE-DUNN-MERCER-OLIVER-MCLEAN-SHERIDAN-WELLS-
FOSTER-GOLDEN VALLEY-BILLINGS-STARK-MORTON-BURLEIGH-KIDDER-
STUTSMAN-SLOPE-HETTINGER-GRANT-BOWMAN-ADAMS-SIOUX-EMMONS-LOGAN-
LA MOURE-MCINTOSH-DICKEY-
334 AM CDT SUN AUG 30 2015 /234 AM MDT SUN AUG 30 2015/

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS WESTERN NORTH DAKOTA
SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THE CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUES ACROSS
ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA SUNDAY NIGHT. SEVERE
WEATHER IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

THERE IS A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA TUESDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING...THEN ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL
NORTH DAKOTA FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$
JV/TWH

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