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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
325 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR SOUTHWEST NORTH DAKOTA TODAY...
...RED FLAG WARNING FOR ALL WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA ON
WEDNESDAY...

.CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS PROMOTING RAPID FIRE SPREAD WILL
CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING OVER SOUTHWESTERN NORTH DAKOTA.
LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE BEACH...DICKINSON...BOWMAN...AMIDON...
HETTINGER...MOTT...ELGIN...AND SELFRIDGE. AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES
WILL BE IN THE UPPER 70S TO LOWER 80S...WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITY
VALUES DROPPING AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT. SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS TO
20 MPH WILL ALSO CONTINUE.

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR ON WEDNESDAY ACROSS
ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA. STRONG WESTERLY WINDS
BEHIND A COLD FRONT WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH AND AFTERNOON RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES FROM 15 TO 30 PERCENT ARE EXPECTED. LOCATIONS
IMPACTED INCLUDE BOWMAN...DICKINSON...WILLISTON...BISMARCK...
MINOT...BOTTINEAU...HARVEY...JAMESTOWN...AND OAKES.

NDZ001>005-009>013-017>023-025-034>037-046>048-050-051-010430-
/O.UPG.KBIS.FW.A.0004.150401T1700Z-150402T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KBIS.FW.W.0004.150401T1600Z-150402T0300Z/
DIVIDE-BURKE-RENVILLE-BOTTINEAU-ROLETTE-WILLIAMS-MOUNTRAIL-WARD-
MCHENRY-PIERCE-MCKENZIE-DUNN-MERCER-OLIVER-MCLEAN-SHERIDAN-WELLS-
FOSTER-MORTON-BURLEIGH-KIDDER-STUTSMAN-EMMONS-LOGAN-LA MOURE-
MCINTOSH-DICKEY-
325 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 10 PM CDT WEDNESDAY
FOR FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY VEGETATION FOR ALL OF
WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BISMARCK HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 10 PM CDT WEDNESDAY. THIS REPLACES THE FIRE
WEATHER WATCH.

* 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
  034 MORTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 035 BURLEIGH...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 036 KIDDER...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 037 STUTSMAN...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...WEST WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* TIMING...WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...AROUND 60.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES COULD SPREAD RAPIDLY AND SHOW ERRATIC
  BEHAVIOR. DANGEROUS BURNING CONDITIONS MAY BE POSSIBLE.

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.

&&

$$

JJS






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