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12:55 PM MDT on March 31, 2015 (GMT -0600)
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Elev 4173 ft 43.89 °N, 104.32 °W | Updated 20 minutes ago

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Pressure 29.90 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
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Dew Point 21 °F
Humidity 17%
Rainfall 0.00 in
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UV 8 out of 12
Pollen 8.00 out of 12
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METAR KECS 311835Z AUTO 14006KT 10SM CLR 20/M06 A2990 RMK AO2

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Pressure 29.90 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Clear
Dew Point 21 °F
Humidity 17%
Rainfall 0.00 in
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UV 8 out of 12
Pollen 8.00 out of 12
Air Quality Not available.
Flu Activity Not available.
METAR KECS 311835Z AUTO 14006KT 10SM CLR 20/M06 A2990 RMK AO2

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Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 3:40 AM MDT on March 31, 2015

... Red flag warning in effect from noon today to 9 PM MDT
Wednesday for gusty winds... very low humidity... and cold frontal
passage for fire weather zones 260 and 262...

The National Weather Service in Rapid City has issued a red flag
warning for gusty winds... very low humidity... and cold frontal
passage... which is in effect from noon today to 9 PM MDT
Wednesday.

* Affected area... fire weather zone 260 northern Black Hills and
fire weather zone 262 southern Black Hills.

* Winds... south winds 15 to 25 mph this afternoon... becoming
northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph early Wednesday
morning. Strong northwest winds continue through Wednesday
afternoon.

* Relative humidity... as low as 10 percent this afternoon and 15
percent Wednesday.

* Temperatures... highs in the 70s to day and 60s Wednesday.

* Impacts... wildfires can spread rapidly in the very dry fuels.

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.