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Statement as of 2:23 PM MDT on October 19, 2017

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on October 19, 2017


... Red flag warning in effect from noon Friday to midnight MDT
Friday night for gusty winds and low relative humidity for fire
weather zone 261...

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 Friday to midnight MDT Friday night.

* Affected area... fire weather zone 261.

* Winds... southwest 15 to 20 mph with frequent gusts up to 30
mph, becoming west to northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40
mph in the evening.

* Relative humidity... falling to around 18 percent.

* Impacts... the combination of gusty winds and low relative
humidity will produce critical fire weather conditions.

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.




223 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 6 PM MDT this evening
for low relative humidity and gusty winds for fire weather zones
259... 297... 298 and 299...

... Red flag warning in effect from noon Friday to midnight MDT
Friday night for gusty winds and low relative humidity for fire
weather zones 259... 260... 262... 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 Friday to midnight MDT Friday night.

* Affected area... fire weather zones 259... 260... 262... 297...
298 and 299.

* Winds... southwest 15 to 20 mph with frequent gusts up to 35
mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 10 to 15 percent.

* Temperatures... in the 70s.

* Impacts... the combination of gusty winds and low relative
humidity will produce critical fire weather conditions.

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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