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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
657 PM CDT MON APR 20 2015

NDZ003>005-011>013-019>023-025-034>037-045>048-050-051-220000-
RENVILLE-BOTTINEAU-ROLETTE-WARD-MCHENRY-PIERCE-MERCER-OLIVER-
MCLEAN-SHERIDAN-WELLS-FOSTER-MORTON-BURLEIGH-KIDDER-STUTSMAN-
SIOUX-EMMONS-LOGAN-LA MOURE-MCINTOSH-DICKEY-
657 PM CDT MON APR 20 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL
NORTH DAKOTA...SOUTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA AND SOUTHEAST NORTH
DAKOTA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL
NORTH DAKOTA THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SEE WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BIS
FOR DETAILS.

A WIND ADVISORY IS ALSO IN EFFECT FOR CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA THIS
AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

ON TUESDAY...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL COMBINE WITH GUSTY
NORTHWEST WINDS OVER THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY TO POSSIBLY BRING
ANOTHER DAY OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

&&

MORE WEATHER...HYDROLOGICAL AND CLIMATE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND
AT WEATHER.GOV/BIS.



$$



Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
349 PM CDT MON APR 20 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA
TODAY INTO THIS EVENING...

.A DRY AND WINDY DAY WILL CONTINUE ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN AND
CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA INTO THIS EVENING WHICH WILL LEAD TO
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS. AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY
VALUES WILL RANGE FROM 10 TO 25 PERCENT OVER MOST OF WESTERN AND
CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA...AND FROM 25 TO 35 PERCENT OVER THE TURTLE
MOUNTAIN REGION. THIS WILL COMBINE WITH NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO
30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH AND DRY VEGETATION TO BRING
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL
NORTH DAKOTA. RAPID FIRE SPREAD IS EXPECTED WITH ANY FIRE START.

NDZ001>005-009>013-017>023-025-031>037-040>048-050-051-210300-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.W.0011.000000T0000Z-150421T0300Z/
DIVIDE-BURKE-RENVILLE-BOTTINEAU-ROLETTE-WILLIAMS-MOUNTRAIL-WARD-
MCHENRY-PIERCE-MCKENZIE-DUNN-MERCER-OLIVER-MCLEAN-SHERIDAN-WELLS-
FOSTER-GOLDEN VALLEY-BILLINGS-STARK-MORTON-BURLEIGH-KIDDER-
STUTSMAN-SLOPE-HETTINGER-GRANT-BOWMAN-ADAMS-SIOUX-EMMONS-LOGAN-
LA MOURE-MCINTOSH-DICKEY-
349 PM CDT MON APR 20 2015 /249 PM MDT MON APR 20 2015/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/
THIS EVENING FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS FOR
WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 001 DIVIDE...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 002 BURKE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 003 RENVILLE...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 004 BOTTINEAU...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 005 ROLETTE...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 009 WILLIAMS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 010 MOUNTRAIL...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 011 WARD...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 012 MCHENRY...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 013 PIERCE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 017
  MCKENZIE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 018 DUNN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 019
  MERCER...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 020 OLIVER...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 021
  MCLEAN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 022 SHERIDAN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  023 WELLS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 025 FOSTER...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  031 GOLDEN VALLEY... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 032 BILLINGS...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 033 STARK... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 034 MORTON...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 035 BURLEIGH... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 036 KIDDER...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 037 STUTSMAN... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 040
  SLOPE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 041 HETTINGER... FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  042 GRANT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 043 BOWMAN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  044 ADAMS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 045 SIOUX...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  046 EMMONS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 047 LOGAN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  048 LA MOURE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 050 MCINTOSH AND FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 051 DICKEY.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* TIMING...TODAY INTO THIS EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 10 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 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.

&&

$$








Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
348 PM CDT MON APR 20 2015

...WINDY CENTRAL AND EAST TODAY INTO EARLY THIS EVENING...

.NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO NEAR 45 MPH WILL CONTINUE ACROSS
CENTRAL AND EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA TODAY. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
DIMINISH AROUND SUNSET. THE STRONG WINDS WILL MAKE DRIVING HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES OR WORKING OUTDOORS ON ELEVATED STRUCTURES
HAZARDOUS.

NDZ003>005-011>013-019>023-025-034>037-045>048-050-051-210200-
/O.CON.KBIS.WI.Y.0013.000000T0000Z-150421T0200Z/
RENVILLE-BOTTINEAU-ROLETTE-WARD-MCHENRY-PIERCE-MERCER-OLIVER-
MCLEAN-SHERIDAN-WELLS-FOSTER-MORTON-BURLEIGH-KIDDER-STUTSMAN-
SIOUX-EMMONS-LOGAN-LA MOURE-MCINTOSH-DICKEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MOHALL...BOTTINEAU...ROLLA...MINOT...
TOWNER...RUGBY...BEULAH...HAZEN...CENTER...GARRISON...MCCLUSKY...
HARVEY...CARRINGTON...MANDAN...BISMARCK...STEELE...JAMESTOWN...
FORT YATES...LINTON...NAPOLEON...EDGELEY...ASHLEY...OAKES
348 PM CDT MON APR 20 2015

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST SUSTAINED AT 30 MPH AND PEAK GUSTS TO AROUND
  45 MPH.

* IMPACTS...DRIVING HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES OR WORKING OUTDOORS ON
  ELEVATED STRUCTURES WILL BE HAZARDOUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH...AND
OR GUSTS UNDER 58 MPH...ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE
DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE
EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

$$

AYD






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