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South Dakota, Jackson

Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 4:50 AM MDT on April 24, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on April 24, 2014


... Red flag warning in effect from noon MDT /100 PM CDT/ today to
   600 PM MDT /700 PM CDT/ this evening for low relative humidity
   and gusty west to northwest winds for South Dakota fire
   weather zone 265...

The National Weather Service in Rapid City has issued a red flag
warning for low relative humidity and gusty west to northwest
winds... which is in effect from noon MDT /100 PM CDT/ today to
600 PM MDT /700 PM CDT/ this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is
no longer in effect.

* Affected area... fire weather zone 265 south central South
Dakota.

* Winds... west to northwest increasing to 15 to 25 mph by early
afternoon... with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Timing... this afternoon.

* Relative humidity... as low as 15 percent this afternoon.

* Temperatures... highs in the upper 60s.

* Impacts... the combination of low humidity... dry fuels... and
gusty winds will create critical fire weather conditions this
afternoon.

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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