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South Dakota, Mellette

Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 3:28 AM MDT on March 30, 2015

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on March 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.





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