Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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

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

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH ON SATURDAY FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL
NORTH DAKOTA...

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

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE ON SATURDAY
ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES WILL BE AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT...WHILE SOUTHWEST
WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH WILL START TO SWITCH
NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON INTO THE EARLY EVENING AS A COLD FRONT
PUSHES INTO THE AREA. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE
OVER PORTIONS OF THE AREA SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

NDZ001>005-009>013-017>019-021-031-032-021230-
/O.NEW.KBIS.FW.A.0011.150502T1600Z-150503T0100Z/
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.W.0014.000000T0000Z-150502T0000Z/
DIVIDE-BURKE-RENVILLE-BOTTINEAU-ROLETTE-WILLIAMS-MOUNTRAIL-WARD-
MCHENRY-PIERCE-MCKENZIE-DUNN-MERCER-MCLEAN-GOLDEN VALLEY-BILLINGS-
251 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 GUSTY WINDS...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BISMARCK HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING. A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON.

* AFFECTED AREA...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 THIS
  AFTERNOON. SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS
  TO 35 MPH ON SATURDAY.

* HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON AND SATURDAY.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE 70S THIS AFTERNOON...75 TO 85 SATURDAY.

* 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.

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

&&

$$

NDZ020-022-023-025-033>037-040>048-050-051-021230-
/O.NEW.KBIS.FW.A.0011.150502T1600Z-150503T0100Z/
OLIVER-SHERIDAN-WELLS-FOSTER-STARK-MORTON-BURLEIGH-KIDDER-
STUTSMAN-SLOPE-HETTINGER-GRANT-BOWMAN-ADAMS-SIOUX-EMMONS-LOGAN-
LA MOURE-MCINTOSH-DICKEY-
251 PM CDT FRI MAY 1 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BISMARCK HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 020...022...023...025...
  033...034...035...036...037...040...041...042...043...044...
  045...046...047...048...050 AND 051.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS TO
  35 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL 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.

&&



$$

JJS


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