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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
158 PM MDT Thu Sep 23 2021

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST SOUTH DAKOTA...

.Breezy northwest winds combined with very dry air in place will
support near critical to critical fire weather conditions on the
northwest SD plains Friday afternoon. A fire weather watch has
been issued, with current forecast minimum RHs down to 15-20
percent and winds of 20 to 30 mph.

SDZ328>331-241100-
/O.NEW.KUNR.FW.A.0023.210924T1900Z-210925T0100Z/
Perkins County-West Central Plains-Ziebach County-
Haakon County Area-
158 PM MDT Thu Sep 23 2021

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 328, 329, 330, AND 331...

The National Weather Service in Rapid City has issued a Fire
Weather Watch for gusty winds and low relative humidity, which is
in effect from Friday afternoon through Friday evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire Weather Zones 328 Perkins County, 329
  West Central Plains, 330 Ziebach County and 331 Haakon County
  Area.

* WINDS...Northwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 15 percent.

* IMPACTS...The combination of gusty winds and low relative
  humidity would produce critical fire weather conditions.

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 Rapid City SD
531 AM MDT Thu Sep 23 2021

SDZ024-028-029-WYZ054>058-071-241300-
Northern Black Hills-Central Black Hills-Southern Black Hills-
Northern Campbell-Southern Campbell-Western Crook-
Wyoming Black Hills-Weston-Northeastern Crook-
531 AM MDT Thu Sep 23 2021

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of the Black Hills
of South Dakota...northeast Wyoming...and the Black Hills of
Wyoming.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A period of elevated fire weather conditions is likely this
afternoon as low humidities and breezy northwesterly winds develop
behind a passing cold front.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed today.

&&

Stay tuned to NOAA weather radio for further updates...or check
our web site at weather.gov/rapidcity

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
531 AM MDT Thu Sep 23 2021

SDZ001-002-012>014-025>027-030>032-041>044-072>074-241300-
Harding-Perkins-Butte-Northern Meade Co Plains-Ziebach-
Northern Foot Hills-Rapid City-Southern Foot Hills-
Custer Co Plains-Pennington Co Plains-Haakon-Fall River-
Oglala Lakota-Jackson-Bennett-Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-
Southern Meade Co Plains-Hermosa Foot Hills-
531 AM MDT Thu Sep 23 2021

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of northwestern
South Dakota...and southwestern South Dakota.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A period of elevated fire weather conditions is expected this
afternoon as low humidities and breezy northwesterly winds
develop behind a passing cold front. High to very high grassland
fire danger can be expected this afternoon.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

High to very high grassland fire danger is likely across much of
the area Friday afternoon.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed today.

&&

Stay tuned to NOAA weather radio for further updates...or check
our web site at weather.gov/rapidcity

$$

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