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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 2:41 PM MDT on March 31, 2015

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on April 01, 2015


... Red flag warning remains in effect until 9 PM MDT Wednesday
for gusty winds... very low humidity... and cold frontal passage
for fire weather zones 260 and 262...

A red flag warning remains in effect until 9 PM MDT Wednesday.

* Affected area... fire weather zone 260 northern Black Hills...
fire weather zone 262 southern Black Hills and fire weather
zone 299 Wyoming Black Hills.

* Winds... southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph through this
evening. Winds will switch to the northwest and increase to 15
to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph between 4 am and 7 am Wednesday
morning.

* Relative humidity... as low as 11 percent late this afternoon.
Humidities as low as 16 percent Wednesday afternoon.

* Temperatures... highs in the 70s this afternoon. Highs in the
upper 40s and 50s on Wednesday.

* 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.





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