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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 4:03 AM CDT on March 30, 2015

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on March 30, 2015


... Red flag warning in effect from noon today to 8 PM CDT this
evening for strong winds and very low humidity for fire weather
zones 249... 255... 256... 257... 258... 300... 301 and 900...

The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a red flag
warning... which is in effect from noon today to 8 PM CDT this
evening.

* Affected area... fire weather zone 300... northern loess hills and
Floyd river basin. Fire weather zone 301... Iowa Great Lakes and
the rock and Little Sioux river basins. Fire weather zone
900... southwest Minnesota. Fire weather zone 249... extreme
northeast Nebraska. Fire weather zone 255... Lower Brule and Lake
Andes. Fire weather zone 256... middle James River Valley. Fire
weather zone 257... middle Big Sioux River valley. Fire weather
zone 258... lower James and Big Sioux River valleys.

* Wind... west to northwest winds will average 20 to 30 mph with
gusts to 35 mph. The strongest winds are expected north of
Interstate 90 from east central South Dakota into southwest
Minnesota.

* Humidity... minimum humidity values will range from near 15
percent through the Missouri River valley... to 20 to 22 percent
from east central South Dakota into southwest Minnesota.

* 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.




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