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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:45 PM MDT Jul. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 7 PM MDT this evening
for gusty winds and low relative humidity for fire weather zones
261 and 266...

* affected area... fire weather zones 261 and 266 in northwestern
South Dakota.

* Winds... northwest 10 to 20 mph with frequent gusts around 25

* Relative humidity... around 15 percent.

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

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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