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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
1012 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015


SDZ255-256-011200-
/O.CON.KFSD.FW.W.0007.150401T1800Z-150402T0100Z/
LOWER BRULE AND LAKE ANDES VICINITY-MIDDLE JAMES RIVER VALLEY-
1012 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 8 PM CDT
WEDNESDAY FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 255 AND 256...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 255 AND 256 IN PORTIONS OF
  EAST CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA.

* WIND...NORTHWEST AT 20 TO 35 MPH BY AFTERNOON.

* HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 18 TO 22 PERCENT.

* 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 CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$


Wind Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
928 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015


MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-011100-
/O.CON.KFSD.WI.Y.0006.150401T1200Z-150401T2100Z/
LINCOLN MN-LYON MN-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-PIPESTONE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TYLER...HENDRICKS...LAKE BENTON...
IVANHOE...MARSHALL...SLAYTON...FULDA...WINDOM...MOUNTAIN LAKE...
WORTHINGTON...JACKSON...LAKEFIELD...PIPESTONE
928 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 4 PM CDT
WEDNESDAY...

* TIMING...SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE OVERNIGHT AND REMAIN
  STRONG THROUGH THE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS
  WEDNESDAY.

* WEATHER CONDITIONS...SOUTHERLY WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH
  GUSTS TO 45 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE
31 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 46 AND 57 MPH.  WINDS OF
THESE MAGNITUDES MAY CAUSE MINOR PROPERTY DAMAGE WITHOUT EXTRA
PRECAUTIONS. MOTORISTS IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES SHOULD USE
CAUTION UNTIL THE WINDS SUBSIDE.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
835 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...VERY WINDY CONDITIONS ACROSS SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL
MINNESOTA ON WEDNESDAY...

.SUSTAINED SOUTHERLY WINDS OF 30 TO 35 MPH...WITH GUSTS TO 45
MPH...ARE EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA
ON WEDNESDAY AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT. A WIND ADVISORY
IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM CDT WEDNESDAY FOR LOCATIONS
GENERALLY ALONG AND SOUTH OF A GRANITE FALLS...TO LE SUEUR...TO
OWATONNA LINE. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...
ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES ON EAST WEST ORIENTED
ROADWAYS...INCLUDING INTERSTATE 90.

MNZ064-065-067-073>076-082>085-091>093-010945-
/O.CON.KMPX.WI.Y.0005.150401T1400Z-150401T2200Z/
YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-SIBLEY-REDWOOD-BROWN-NICOLLET-LE SUEUR-
WATONWAN-BLUE EARTH-WASECA-STEELE-MARTIN-FARIBAULT-FREEBORN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GRANITE FALLS...OLIVIA...GAYLORD...
REDWOOD FALLS...NEW ULM...ST. PETER...LE SUEUR...ST. JAMES...
MANKATO...WASECA...OWATONNA...FAIRMONT...BLUE EARTH...ALBERT LEA
835 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM CDT
WEDNESDAY...

* TIMING...9 AM TO 5 PM CDT WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTH WINDS 30 TO 35 MPH WITH GUST TO 45 MPH.

* IMPACTS...DRIVING MAY BE DIFFICULT AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY FOR
  HIGH PROFILE AND LIGHT WEIGHT VEHICLES. UNSECURED OUTDOOR
  ITEMS WILL BE BLOWN AROUND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 39 MPH OR
GUSTS BETWEEN 45 AND 57 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN
MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES ON
EAST TO WEST ORIENTED ROADWAYS LIKE INTERSTATE 90. USE EXTRA
CAUTION.

&&

$$


Fire Weather Watch


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
829 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ON WEDNESDAY...

.STRONG WINDS...HIGHLY COMBUSTIBLE SURFACE FUELS...AND LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO PRODUCE DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS.

IAZ004>007-015>017-023>028-034>039-045>050-058>062-071>075-
082>086-093>097-011000-
/O.CON.KDMX.FW.A.0003.150401T1500Z-150402T0000Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-
HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-STORY-
MARSHALL-TAMA-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK-ADAIR-MADISON-
WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA-UNION-CLARKE-LUCAS-MONROE-WAPELLO-RINGGOLD-
DECATUR-WAYNE-APPANOOSE-DAVIS-
829 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS....

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE STEADILY AFTER SUNRISE
  WEDNESDAY...WITH THE MOST DANGEROUS CONDITIONS PERSISTING
  THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

* WIND...SOUTH INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 40
  MPH AT TIMES.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 28 PERCENT.

* FUEL...GRASSES REMAIN NEARLY 100 PERCENT CURED AND SURFACE
  FUELS ARE HIGHLY COMBUSTIBLE.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES WILL SPREAD VERY RAPIDLY AND BE VERY
  DIFFICULT TO CONTROL IN THESE DANGEROUS CONDITIONS. OUTDOOR
  BURNING IS HIGHLY DISCOURAGED AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$

MJB

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
714 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST
MINNESOTA ON WEDNESDAY...

.STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS FROM 25 TO 35 MPH WILL DEVELOP WEDNESDAY
MORNING ACROSS THE WATCH AREA AND PERSIST THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.
WHILE THIS IS OCCURRING...HUMIDITY LEVELS WILL DROP INTO THE 30 TO
35 PERCENT RANGE. THE STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES WILL COMBINE
TO CREATE THE THREAT FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS. THE
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS FOR AREAS EAST AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM
FAIRMONT TO NEW PRAGUE TO RED WING.

MNZ076>078-083>085-091>093-010815-
/O.NEW.KMPX.FW.A.0004.150401T1500Z-150402T0000Z/
LE SUEUR-RICE-GOODHUE-BLUE EARTH-WASECA-STEELE-MARTIN-FARIBAULT-
FREEBORN-
714 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR SOUTH
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A FIRE WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST
  MINNESOTA...INCLUDING AREAS EAST AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM
  FAIRMONT TO NEW PRAGUE TO RED WING.

* WIND...SUSTAINED SOUTH WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...REACHING 30 TO 35 PERCENT BY EARLY AFTERNOON.

* THUNDERSTORMS...A FEW STORMS ARE EXPECTED WEDNESDAY EVENING AS
  A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$

RAH

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
706 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WEDNESDAY...

.STRONG SOUTH WINDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH GUSTING TO 40...COUPLED WITH
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES NEAR 30 PERCENT...WILL PRODUCE CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WEDNESDAY. THE HIGHEST THREAT TIME WILL BE
DURING THE AFTERNOON.

MNZ079-086-087-094-095-010815-
/O.EXA.KARX.FW.A.0001.150401T1500Z-150402T0000Z/
WABASHA-DODGE-OLMSTED-MOWER-FILLMORE-
706 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR PORTIONS
OF NORTHEAST IOWA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LA CROSSE HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN MINNESOTA...WABASHA...DODGE...OLMSTED...
  MOWER...FILLMORE.

* FROM 10 AM UNTIL 7 PM WEDNESDAY.

* SOUTH WINDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 40.

* MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES NEAR 30 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES AROUND 70.

* ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY. OUTDOOR
  BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
706 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WEDNESDAY...

.STRONG SOUTH WINDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH GUSTING TO 40...COUPLED WITH
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES NEAR 30 PERCENT...WILL PRODUCE CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WEDNESDAY. THE HIGHEST THREAT TIME WILL BE
DURING THE AFTERNOON.

IAZ008>010-018-019-029-010815-
/O.CON.KARX.FW.A.0001.150401T1500Z-150402T0000Z/
MITCHELL-HOWARD-WINNESHIEK-FLOYD-CHICKASAW-FAYETTE-
706 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR
PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST IOWA...

* THE AFFECTED AREA IN IOWA INCLUDES...MITCHELL...HOWARD...
  WINNESHIEK... FLOYD...CHICKASAW...FAYETTE.

* FROM 10 AM UNTIL 7 PM WEDNESDAY.

* SOUTH WINDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 40.

* MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES NEAR 30 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S.

* ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY. OUTDOOR
  BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&


$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
504 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

IAZ001-MNZ098-SDZ040-055-056-061-062-065>067-069-070-012215-
LYON IA-ROCK-BROOKINGS-LAKE-MOODY-MCCOOK-MINNEHAHA-HUTCHINSON-
TURNER-LINCOLN SD-YANKTON-CLAY SD-
504 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

GUSTY WINDS AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO LEAD TO VERY HIGH
FIRE DANGER INTO THE EVENING HOURS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED DURING THE
AFTERNOON HOURS EAST OF A MARSHALL TO SIOUX FALLS TO YANKTON
LINE...WITH A BETTER CHANCE TOWARD WINDOM...ROCK RAPIDS...AND
VERMILLION. STRONGER STORMS FROM 4 PM TO 7 PM COULD PRODUCE HAIL
AND GUSTY WINDS.

FIRE DANGER WILL RETURN TO THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY ON WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON. LOWER HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS ON THURSDAY WILL CREATE
A VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON ALONG
AND SOUTHEAST OF A SIOUX FALLS TO YANKTON LINE.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
504 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-012215-
LINCOLN MN-LYON MN-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-PIPESTONE-
504 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST
MINNESOTA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS MAY GUST TO AROUND 45 MPH LATE TONIGHT AND
EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING NEAR THE BUFFALO RIDGE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

THERE WILL BE A CHANCE FOR SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS LATE WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING...PRIMARILY ALONG AND EAST OF A LINE FROM
SIOUX FALLS TO MARSHALL MINNESOTA. THE PRIMARY RISK WITH THESE
STORMS WILL BE LARGE HAIL UP TO THE SIZE OF QUARTERS AND DAMAGING
WINDS TO 65 MPH.

STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY WILL RETURN FIRE DANGER TO THE VERY
HIGH CATEGORY ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. FIRE WEATHER WILL CONTINUE
TO BE A CONCERN ON THURSDAY...WITH VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE
DANGER.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
504 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

IAZ002-003-012>014-020>022-031-032-NEZ013-014-SDZ071-012215-
OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-SIOUX-O`BRIEN-CLAY IA-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-
BUENA VISTA-WOODBURY-IDA-DIXON-DAKOTA-UNION-
504 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST
IOWA...NORTHEAST NEBRASKA AND SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

GUSTY WINDS AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO LEAD TO VERY HIGH
FIRE DANGER INTO THE EVENING HOURS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

A POTENTIAL FOR STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS IS EXPECTED TO START MID
TO LATE AFTERNOON...AND CONTINUE THROUGH AROUND SUNSET. STRONGER
STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HAIL TO ONE INCH IN DIAMETER
AND WIND GUSTS TO 65 MPH. THE PEAK TIMING FOR SEVERE WEATHER WILL
FALL BETWEEN 4 AND 8 PM.

FIRE DANGER WILL RETURN TO THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY ON WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON. LOWER HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS ON THURSDAY WILL CREATE
A VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING.

$$

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