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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
457 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR NORTHEASTERN WYOMING AND WESTERN SOUTH
DAKOTA SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES
AND GUSTY WINDS...

.A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA TODAY...WITH WINDS
SWITCHING TO THE NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 30 MPH...WITH
GUSTS TO 45 MPH ON THE PLAINS OF NORTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL BE 15 TO 25 PERCENT.

SDZ260>262-264-WYZ259-297>299-240300-
/O.UPG.KUNR.FW.A.0009.160723T1800Z-160724T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KUNR.FW.W.0015.160723T1800Z-160724T0300Z/
NORTHERN BLACK HILLS-NORTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA PLAINS-
SOUTHERN BLACK HILLS-BADLANDS AREA-SOUTHERN CAMPBELL-
NORTHERN CAMPBELL-CROOK AND WESTON COUNTY PLAINS-
WYOMING BLACK HILLS-
457 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 259...260...261...262...264...297...298 AND 299...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RAPID CITY HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER
WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 259...260...261...262...
  264...297...298 AND 299.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF DRY FUELS...GUSTY WINDS...AND LOW
  RELATIVE HUMIDITY MAY CREATE WEATHER CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR
  EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH.

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 BILLINGS MT
146 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

MTZ129-240300-
/O.NEW.KBYZ.FW.W.0003.160723T1800Z-160724T0300Z/
CROW INDIAN RESERVATION/BIGHORN CANYON REC AREA-
146 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BILLINGS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING.

* IMPACTS: LOW HUMIDITIES AND STRONG GUSTY WINDS WILL CREATE
  ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR AND POSSIBLE NEW FIRE STARTS.

* AFFECTED AREA:
   IN SOUTH CENTRAL MT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 129.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED:
   IN SOUTH CENTRAL MT...BIG HORN...CARBON...YELLOWSTONE.

* WIND: NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* HUMIDITY: AS LOW AS 18 PERCENT.

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.

&&

$$


HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/BILLINGS

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
146 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

MTZ131>133-240300-
/O.UPG.KBYZ.FW.A.0001.160723T1800Z-160724T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KBYZ.FW.W.0003.160723T1800Z-160724T0300Z/
NORTHERN CHEYENNE INDIAN RESERVATION/ASHLAND RANGER DISTRICT
CUSTER NATL FOREST-CUSTER COUNTY-
SIOUX RANGER DISTRICT CUSTER NATIONAL FOREST-
146 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BILLINGS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING.

* IMPACTS: LOW HUMIDITIES AND STRONG GUSTY WINDS WILL CREATE
  ERRATIC FIRE BEHAVIOR AND POSSIBLE NEW FIRE STARTS.

* AFFECTED AREA:
   IN SOUTHEAST MT FIRE ZONES...131...132.
   IN SOUTHEAST MT AND NORTHWEST SD FIRE ZONE....133.

* COUNTIES AFFECTED:
   IN NORTHWEST SD...HARDING.
   IN SOUTH CENTRAL MT...BIG HORN.
   IN SOUTHEAST MT...CARTER...CUSTER...FALLON...POWDER RIVER
                     ROSEBUD...TREASURE.

* WIND: NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* HUMIDITY: AS LOW AS 17 PERCENT.

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 LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
337 PM PDT FRI JUL 22 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PDT SATURDAY NIGHT
ACROSS THE LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS...ANTELOPE
VALLEY...AND SANTA CLARITA VALLEY FOR GUSTY NORTHWEST TO NORTH
WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PDT SATURDAY NIGHT
ACROSS THE SANTA BARBARA SOUTH COAST AND MOUNTAINS FOR GUSTY
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

.INCREASING NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS COMBINED WITH VERY HOT
TEMPERATURES AND VERY LOW HUMIDITIES WILL RESULT IN EXTREME FIRE
DANGER ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...ANTELOPE VALLEY...SANTA CLARTIA
VALLEY...AND SANTA BARBARA SOUTH COAST THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.
PEAK WIND GUSTS IN THESE AREAS WILL BE LATER THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH TONIGHT...WHEN GUSTS BETWEEN 40 AND 55 MPH WILL BE COMMON
ALONG WITH WIDESPREAD HUMIDITIES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS AND TEENS.
VERY POOR HUMIDITY RECOVERIES ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT. THE NORTHERLY
WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO SPREAD INTO THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY AND
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS TONIGHT...LIKELY BRINGING BRIEF CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

ON SATURDAY...WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE SOMEWHAT WEAKER BUT STILL
GUSTY AT TIMES... WITH CONTINUED TRIPLE DIGIT HEAT AND WIDESPREAD
SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES.

CAZ259-288-231730-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-160724T0700Z/
ANTELOPE VALLEY-SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-
337 PM PDT FRI JUL 22 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PDT SATURDAY NIGHT
FOR GUSTY WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
FOR THE SANTA CLARITA VALLEY AND ANTELOPE VALLEY...

* WINDS...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 30 MPH WITH
  GUSTS TO 40 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. ISOLATED GUSTS TO
  45 MPH ACROSS WESTERN FOOTHILLS. GUSTY SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS
  REDEVELOPING SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUM HUMIDITIES 2 TO 7 PERCENT. VERY POOR
  RECOVERY TONIGHT WITH HUMIDITIES REMAINING BETWEEN 10 AND 15
  PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...MAX TEMPERATURES OF 104 TO 110 DEGREES.

* IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS THERE COULD BE RAPID SPREAD
  OF WILDFIRE THAT WOULD LEAD TO A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EXPECTED. THIS IN COMBINATION WITH VERY DRY FUELS WILL CREATE
EXTREME FIRE DANGER AND/OR FIRE BEHAVIOR.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE
FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

$$

GOMBERG/KAPLAN

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
337 PM PDT FRI JUL 22 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PDT SATURDAY NIGHT
ACROSS THE LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS...ANTELOPE
VALLEY...AND SANTA CLARITA VALLEY FOR GUSTY NORTHWEST TO NORTH
WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PDT SATURDAY NIGHT
ACROSS THE SANTA BARBARA SOUTH COAST AND MOUNTAINS FOR GUSTY
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

.INCREASING NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS COMBINED WITH VERY HOT
TEMPERATURES AND VERY LOW HUMIDITIES WILL RESULT IN EXTREME FIRE
DANGER ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...ANTELOPE VALLEY...SANTA CLARTIA
VALLEY...AND SANTA BARBARA SOUTH COAST THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.
PEAK WIND GUSTS IN THESE AREAS WILL BE LATER THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH TONIGHT...WHEN GUSTS BETWEEN 40 AND 55 MPH WILL BE COMMON
ALONG WITH WIDESPREAD HUMIDITIES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS AND TEENS.
VERY POOR HUMIDITY RECOVERIES ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT. THE NORTHERLY
WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO SPREAD INTO THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY AND
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS TONIGHT...LIKELY BRINGING BRIEF CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

ON SATURDAY...WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE SOMEWHAT WEAKER BUT STILL
GUSTY AT TIMES... WITH CONTINUED TRIPLE DIGIT HEAT AND WIDESPREAD
SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES.

CAZ253-254-231730-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-160724T0700Z/
VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS / LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS / ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST-
337 PM PDT FRI JUL 22 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PDT SATURDAY
NIGHT FOR GUSTY NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY FOR THE LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS...

* WINDS...NORTHWEST TO NORTH 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH
  THROUGH TONIGHT...WITH ISOLATED GUSTS OVER 50 MPH ACROSS FAVORED
  RIDGETOPS. ON SATURDAY...WINDS WILL BE NORTH TO NORTHEAST 15 TO
  25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH IN THE MORNING...SHIFTING TO THE
  WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUM HUMIDITIES 3 TO 12 PERCENT. VERY
  POOR RECOVERY TONIGHT WITH MANY AREAS REMAINING BETWEEN 10 AND
  20 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...MAX TEMPERATURES OF 98 TO 108 DEGREES AT LOW
  ELEVATIONS...WITH MINIMUM TEMPERATURES REMAINING IN THE 70S TO
  LOWER 80S IN THE FOOTHILLS.

* IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS THERE COULD BE RAPID SPREAD OF
  WILDFIRE THAT WOULD LEAD TO A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EXPECTED. THIS IN COMBINATION WITH VERY DRY FUELS WILL CREATE
EXTREME FIRE DANGER AND/OR FIRE BEHAVIOR.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE
FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
337 PM PDT FRI JUL 22 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PDT SATURDAY NIGHT
ACROSS THE LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS...ANTELOPE
VALLEY...AND SANTA CLARITA VALLEY FOR GUSTY NORTHWEST TO NORTH
WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PDT SATURDAY NIGHT
ACROSS THE SANTA BARBARA SOUTH COAST AND MOUNTAINS FOR GUSTY
NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

.INCREASING NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS COMBINED WITH VERY HOT
TEMPERATURES AND VERY LOW HUMIDITIES WILL RESULT IN EXTREME FIRE
DANGER ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...ANTELOPE VALLEY...SANTA CLARTIA
VALLEY...AND SANTA BARBARA SOUTH COAST THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.
PEAK WIND GUSTS IN THESE AREAS WILL BE LATER THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH TONIGHT...WHEN GUSTS BETWEEN 40 AND 55 MPH WILL BE COMMON
ALONG WITH WIDESPREAD HUMIDITIES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS AND TEENS.
VERY POOR HUMIDITY RECOVERIES ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT. THE NORTHERLY
WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO SPREAD INTO THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY AND
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS TONIGHT...LIKELY BRINGING BRIEF CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

ON SATURDAY...WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE SOMEWHAT WEAKER BUT STILL
GUSTY AT TIMES... WITH CONTINUED TRIPLE DIGIT HEAT AND WIDESPREAD
SINGLE DIGIT HUMIDITIES.

CAZ239-252-231730-
/O.CON.KLOX.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-160724T0700Z/
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST-SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
337 PM PDT FRI JUL 22 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PDT SATURDAY
NIGHT FOR GUSTY NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS AND VERY LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY FOR THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST AND MOUNTAINS...

* WINDS...NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 35 MPH WITH
  GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT...EXCEPT
  ISOLATED GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH IN THE SANTA YNEZ MOUNTAINS AND
  FOOTHILLS. NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH LOCAL
  GUSTS TO 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED TO REDEVELOP LATE SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON INTO EVENING ACROSS THE FOOTHILLS AND WESTERN PORTIONS
  OF THE SOUTH COAST.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUM HUMIDITIES FALLING TO BETWEEN 5 AND
  15 PERCENT BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING ACROSS THE
  FOOTHILLS AND WIND PRONE AREAS.

* TEMPERATURES...MAX TEMPERATURES TODAY 95 TO 103 DEGREES ACROSS
  THE MOUNTAINS...FOOTHILLS...AND WINDY PORTIONS OF THE SOUTH
  COAST. VERY WARM TEMPERATURES LINGERING TONIGHT WITH MANY
  FOOTHILL AND WINDY AREAS REMAINING WELL INTO THE 80S AND 90S
  OVERNIGHT.

* IMPACTS...IF FIRE IGNITION OCCURS THERE COULD BE RAPID SPREAD
  OF WILDFIRE THAT WOULD LEAD TO A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EXPECTED. THIS IN COMBINATION WITH VERY DRY FUELS WILL CREATE
EXTREME FIRE DANGER AND/OR FIRE BEHAVIOR.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE
FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

$$

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