Strong winds and Red Flag Warnings, October 31, 2016

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Above: The numbers indicate sustained wind speeds. The solid red areas are Red Flag Warnings. The lines show fronts. Reported at 12:40 p.m. MDT, October 31, 2016.

(UPDATED at 12:58 a.m. MDT October 31, 2016)

As weather fronts move across the Great Plains they are bringing strong winds today. Behind the trough (dashed yellow line) relative humidities are in the teens and twenties.

The National Weather Service has posted Red Flag Warnings for areas in South Dakota, Nebraska, and Colorado.

Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts and maps.

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Weather forecast for west South Dakota, northeast Wyoming, and northwest Nebraska, October 31, 2016.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.