Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
1216 PM CDT FRI MAY 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON OVER MOST OF WESTERN
AND NORTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA...

.THE COMBINATION OF SOUTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO 30 MPH AND MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES BETWEEN 15 AND 20 PERCENT WILL PRODUCE
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON FOR MOST
OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA. ANY FIRE THAT IGNITES
WILL SPREAD RAPIDLY.

NDZ001>005-009>013-017>019-021-031-032-020000-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.W.0014.150501T1800Z-150502T0000Z/
DIVIDE-BURKE-RENVILLE-BOTTINEAU-ROLETTE-WILLIAMS-MOUNTRAIL-WARD-
MCHENRY-PIERCE-MCKENZIE-DUNN-MERCER-MCLEAN-GOLDEN VALLEY-BILLINGS-
1216 PM CDT FRI MAY 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT /6 PM MDT/
THIS EVENING FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 001... 002... 003...004...005...009...010...011...
012...013...017... 018... 019...021...031 AND 032...

* WIND...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE 70S.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL SPREAD RAPIDLY.

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 WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$

JJS


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