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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
654 PM CDT SUN APR 19 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA
MONDAY...

.DESPITE COOL TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 40S AND 50S...A DRY AND
WINDY DAY IS EXPECTED ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH
DAKOTA MONDAY WHICH WILL LEAD TO CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS. AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS WEST OF NORTH
DAKOTA HIGHWAY 3 WILL FALL TO AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT WITH NORTHWEST
WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH. TO THE EAST OF NORTH DAKOTA HIGHWAY
3 ACROSS THE TURTLE MOUNTAINS THROUGH THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY...
RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS NEAR 30 PERCENT ARE EXPECTED...WITH
NORTHWEST WIND GUSTS TO 40 MPH. GIVEN THE LACK OF SIGNIFICANT
GREEN UP OF VEGETATION...RAPID FIRE SPREAD IS EXPECTED WITH ANY
FIRE START.

NDZ004-005-012-013-023-025-037-048-051-200800-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.W.0011.150420T1700Z-150421T0300Z/
BOTTINEAU-ROLETTE-MCHENRY-PIERCE-WELLS-FOSTER-STUTSMAN-LA MOURE-
DICKEY-
654 PM CDT SUN APR 19 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 10 PM CDT
MONDAY FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS FOR CENTRAL
NORTH DAKOTA...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 004 BOTTINEAU...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 005 ROLETTE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 012 MCHENRY...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 013 PIERCE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 023 WELLS...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 025 FOSTER...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 037 STUTSMAN...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 048 LA MOURE AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 051
  DICKEY.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* TIMING...MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 23 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID TO UPPER 40S.

* IMPACTS...RAPID FIRE SPREAD WITH ANY START.

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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TWH







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