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Fire Weather Watch

Statement as of 3:25 AM MDT on March 27, 2015

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on March 28, 2015


... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through
Saturday evening for gusty winds... low relative humidity and a
frontal passage for fire weather zones
259... 262... 263... 264... 297 and 298...

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 Saturday afternoon through Saturday evening.

* Affected area... fire weather zone 259 southern Campbell... fire
weather zone 262 southern Black Hills... fire weather zone 263
southwestern South Dakota... fire weather zone 264 badlands
area... fire weather zone 297 northern Campbell and fire
weather zone 298 lower elevations of Crook and Weston counties.

* Winds... west 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

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

* Temperatures... highs in the mid 70s.

* Impacts... wildfires can spread quickly in the dead winter
fuels.

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.



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