Red Flag Warning
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
755 PM CDT TUE APR 14 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA
UNTIL 10 PM CDT TUESDAY...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR MUCH OF CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA
WEDNESDAY...

.CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING
ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA. TEMPERATURES IN
THE 70S...RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS OF 10 TO 20 PERCENT AND
SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WILL CONTINUE THROUGH 10 PM
CDT...9 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

ON WEDNESDAY...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED FOR
MUCH OF CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA. SOUTH WINDS UP TO 40 MPH ARE
EXPECTED...WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AROUND 25 PERCENT. A
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT WEDNESDAY FROM BOTTINEAU COUNTY...
SOUTH THROUGH EMMONS COUNTY...AND EAST TO THE MINNESOTA BORDER.

NDZ004-005-012-013-022-023-025-035>037-046>048-050-051-150900-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.W.0009.000000T0000Z-150415T0300Z/
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.A.0009.150415T1700Z-150416T0100Z/
BOTTINEAU-ROLETTE-MCHENRY-PIERCE-SHERIDAN-WELLS-FOSTER-BURLEIGH-
KIDDER-STUTSMAN-EMMONS-LOGAN-LA MOURE-MCINTOSH-DICKEY-
755 PM CDT TUE APR 14 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS
EVENING FOR WARM TEMPERATURES...STRONG WINDS...AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY FOR MUCH OF 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 022 SHERIDAN...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 023 WELLS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 025 FOSTER...
  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...SOUTHEAST 25 TO 35 THIS EVENING...SOUTH 30 TO 40 MPH
  WEDNESDAY.

* RED FLAG WARNING TIMING...UNTIL 10 PM CDT TUESDAY.

* FIRE WEATHER WATCH TIMING...WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 14 PERCENT THIS EVENING...25
  PERCENT WEDNESDAY.

* TEMPERATURES...70S THIS EVENING...60S WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS...RAPID FIRE GROWTH SHOULD A FIRE IGNITE.

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.

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

&&

$$

NDZ001>003-009>011-017>021-031>034-040>045-150300-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.W.0009.000000T0000Z-150415T0300Z/
DIVIDE-BURKE-RENVILLE-WILLIAMS-MOUNTRAIL-WARD-MCKENZIE-DUNN-
MERCER-OLIVER-MCLEAN-GOLDEN VALLEY-BILLINGS-STARK-MORTON-SLOPE-
HETTINGER-GRANT-BOWMAN-ADAMS-SIOUX-
755 PM CDT TUE APR 14 2015 /655 PM MDT TUE APR 14 2015/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/
THIS EVENING FOR VERY WARM TEMPERATURES...STRONG WINDS...AND LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR ALL OF 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 009 WILLIAMS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 010 MOUNTRAIL...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 011 WARD...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 031 GOLDEN VALLEY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 032
  BILLINGS... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 033 STARK...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  034 MORTON...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 AND FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 045 SIOUX.

* WINDS...SOUTHEAST 25 TO 35 MPH.

* TIMING...UNTIL 10 PM CDT TODAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 12 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE 70S.

* IMPACTS...RAPID FIRE GROWTH SHOULD A FIRE IGNITE.

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.

&&

$$

AYD





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