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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
1153 AM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in North
Dakota...
  Souris River near Foxholm affecting Ward County
  Souris River near Towner affecting McHenry County
  Souris River near Bantry affecting McHenry County

For the Souris River Basin including Foxholm...Towner...Bantry...
Minor flooding is occurring or forecast and is expected to continue.

.Increased outflow from Lake Darling to match the releases from
Canadian reservoirs continues to cause a rise on the Souris river
through North Dakota. Minor flooding is occurring or forecast
at Foxholm,Towner, and Bantry. At these river levels only minor impacts
to agriculture interests are felt and no community is at risk.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Safety message...Do not drive into flooded areas. Turn around...Don`t
drown.

&&

NDC049-012252-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0003.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/TOWN8.1.ER.000000T0000Z.150405T0000Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1153 AM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

The Flood Warning continues for The Souris River near Towner.
* until further notice.
* Flood stage is 52.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and is forecast.
* Forecast...The river is forecast to have a maximum value of 53.4
  feet Saturday evening.
* Impact...At 53.0 feet...No significant flood problems.

&&


             FLD  OBSERVED       FORECASTS (7AM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME   Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat    Sun

Souris River Basin
 Towner       52   M             52.7   52.9   53.2   53.3   53.4


LAT...LON 4810 10087 4830 10050 4845 10047 4845 10037
      4821 10045 4807 10085


$$

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
1153 AM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in North
Dakota...
  Souris River near Foxholm affecting Ward County
  Souris River near Towner affecting McHenry County
  Souris River near Bantry affecting McHenry County

For the Souris River Basin including Foxholm...Towner...Bantry...
Minor flooding is occurring or forecast and is expected to continue.

.Increased outflow from Lake Darling to match the releases from
Canadian reservoirs continues to cause a rise on the Souris river
through North Dakota. Minor flooding is occurring or forecast
at Foxholm,Towner, and Bantry. At these river levels only minor impacts
to agriculture interests are felt and no community is at risk.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Safety message...Do not drive into flooded areas. Turn around...Don`t
drown.

&&

NDC049-012252-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0002.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/BANN8.1.DR.150401T1200Z.150404T1800Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1153 AM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

The Flood Warning continues for The Souris River near Bantry.
* until further notice.
* At 11:00 AM Tuesday the stage was 10.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...Remain near flood stage.
* Impact...At 11.0 feet...Flood waters affect farmland or wooded areas
  in refuge. Due to relative flatness of the area within reach of the
  gage, a rather large area becomes flooded. Damage is to crops and
  farm buildings.

&&


             FLD  OBSERVED       FORECASTS (7AM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME   Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat    Sun

Souris River Basin
 Bantry       11 10.9 Tue 11 AM  11.0   11.1   11.1   11.1   11.2



LAT...LON 4875 10088 4875 10080 4852 10039 4845 10037
      4845 10047 4860 10076


$$


Red Flag Warning


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

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

.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>023-025-031>037-040>048-050-051-011200-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.W.0004.150401T1600Z-150402T0300Z/
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-
935 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015 /835 PM MDT TUE MAR 31 2015/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CDT /10 AM MDT/
TO 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/ WEDNESDAY FOR FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW
HUMIDITY...AND DRY VEGETATION FOR MUCH OF SOUTHWEST 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...WEST WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

* TIMING...RED FLAG WARNING WEDNESDAY MORNING INTO WEDNESDAY
  EVENING.

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

* TEMPERATURES...AROUND 60 DEGREES.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES COULD SPREAD RAPIDLY AND SHOW ERRATIC
  BEHAVIOR. DANGEROUS BURNING CONDITIONS WILL EXIST.

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.

&&

$$
TWH

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
850 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY
EVENING...

SDZ267-268-011000-
/O.CAN.KABR.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-150401T0200Z/
/O.CON.KABR.FW.W.0006.150401T1700Z-150402T0100Z/
LOWER BAD RIVER-UPPER CHEYENNE-
850 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015 /750 PM MDT TUE MAR 31 2015/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CDT /11 AM MDT/
TO 8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/ WEDNESDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 267 AND 268...
...RED FLAG WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 267 AND 268...


* AFFECTED AREA...IN SOUTH DAKOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 267 AND
  268.

* WINDS...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

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

* IMPACTS...FIRES WILL SPREAD VERY QUICKLY DUE TO DEAD FUELS...
  GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
850 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY
EVENING...

SDZ269>271-011000-
/O.CON.KABR.FW.W.0006.150401T1700Z-150402T0100Z/
UPPER MISSOURI COTEAU-MISSOURI COTEAU-UPPER JAMES RIVER-
850 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM CDT
WEDNESDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 269...270 AND 271...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN SOUTH DAKOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 269...
  270 AND 271.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 21 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...FIRES COULD SPREAD VERY QUICKLY DUE TO DEAD FUELS...
  GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY.

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
941 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS ACROSS WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA
ON WEDNESDAY...

.WESTERLY WINDS AROUND 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH WILL DEVELOP
OVER WESTERN INTO PORTIONS OF CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA ON WEDNESDAY.
THE WINDS WILL DIMINISH BY LATE WEDNESDAY EVENING. LOCATIONS
IMPACTED BY THESE WINDS INCLUDE BOWMAN...DICKINSON...WILLISTON...
MINOT...GARRISON AND MANDAN.

NDZ001>003-009>011-017>021-031>034-040>045-011200-
/O.CON.KBIS.WI.Y.0008.150401T1100Z-150402T0100Z/
DIVIDE-BURKE-RENVILLE-WILLIAMS-MOUNTRAIL-WARD-MCKENZIE-DUNN-
MERCER-OLIVER-MCLEAN-GOLDEN VALLEY-BILLINGS-STARK-MORTON-SLOPE-
HETTINGER-GRANT-BOWMAN-ADAMS-SIOUX-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CROSBY...BOWBELLS...MOHALL...
WILLISTON...NEW TOWN...MINOT...WATFORD CITY...KILLDEER...BEULAH...
HAZEN...CENTER...GARRISON...BEACH...MEDORA...DICKINSON...MANDAN...
MARMARTH...MOTT...ELGIN...BOWMAN...HETTINGER...FORT YATES
941 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015 /841 PM MDT TUE MAR 31 2015/

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM CDT /5 AM MDT/ TO
8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/ WEDNESDAY...

* TIMING...WEDNESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...WESTERLY AROUND 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH

* IMPACTS...DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS FOR HIGH PROFILE
  VEHICLES. DIFFICULT OUTDOOR WORKING CONDITIONS.

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.

&&

$$
TWH

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
321 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

SDZ003-015-033-045-010830-
/O.NEW.KABR.WI.Y.0010.150401T1100Z-150402T0100Z/
CORSON-DEWEY-STANLEY-JONES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MCLAUGHLIN...TIMBER LAKE...
FORT PIERRE...MURDO
321 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015 /221 PM MDT TUE MAR 31 2015/

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM CDT /5 AM MDT/ TO 8 PM CDT
/7 PM MDT/ WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ABERDEEN HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM CDT /5 AM MDT/ TO 8 PM
CDT /7 PM MDT/ WEDNESDAY.

* TIMING...LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS...SHIFTING TO NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO 25 TO 40 MPH LATE.

* IMPACTS...HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES MAY BE AFFECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$
TDK


Fire Weather Watch


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
313 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.DRY FUELS...WESTERLY WINDS GUSTING AT TIMES TO 35 MPH...AND
RELATIVE HUMIDITY DROPPING DOWN TO NEAR 25 PERCENT MAY LEAD TO
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FROM THE DEVILS LAKE BASIN
SOUTHWARD INTO PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN NORTH DAKOTA.

NDZ006-007-014-015-024-026-028-038-049-052-054-010415-
/O.NEW.KFGF.FW.A.0001.150401T1700Z-150402T0000Z/
TOWNER-CAVALIER-BENSON-RAMSEY-EDDY-NELSON-GRIGGS-BARNES-RANSOM-
SARGENT-WESTERN WALSH-
313 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS
FOR THE DEVILS LAKE BASIN INTO PARTS OF SOUTHEASTERN NORTH DAKOTA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND FORKS HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH FOR STRONG WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN NORTH DAKOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 006...
  007...014...015...024...026...028...038...049...052 AND 054.

* WINDS...BECOMING WEST AND INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS
  UP TO 35 MPH.

* TIMING...NOON TO 7 PM.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 25 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...UPPER 50S TO MID 60S WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR POSSIBLE. ANY FIRES MAY SPREAD
  RAPIDLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$

JAM


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
521 AM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

SDZ003-004-009-015-016-033>037-045-048-051-011030-
CORSON-CAMPBELL-WALWORTH-DEWEY-POTTER-STANLEY-SULLY-HUGHES-HYDE-
HAND-JONES-LYMAN-BUFFALO-
521 AM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015 /421 AM MDT TUE MAR 31 2015/

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH TO
EXTREME CATEGORY THIS AFTERNOON.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE EXTREME CATEGORY ON
WEDNESDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

$$

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