Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
944 AM CDT THU APR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING THIS AFTERNOON SOUTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA AND
THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY...

.GUSTY SOUTH WINDS AROUND 35 MPH WILL DEVELOP TODAY AHEAD OF AN
APPROACHING COLD FRONT. THE STRONG WINDS...COMBINED WITH
AFTERNOON HUMIDITIES AROUND 20 PERCENT WILL RESULT IN CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL NORTH
DAKOTA...AND THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY. BEHIND THE COLD FRONT WINDS
WILL TURN TO THE WEST LATE THIS AFTERNOON.

NDZ023-025-036-037-046>048-050-051-302245-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.W.0013.150430T1700Z-150501T0000Z/
WELLS-FOSTER-KIDDER-STUTSMAN-EMMONS-LOGAN-LA MOURE-MCINTOSH-
DICKEY-
944 AM CDT THU APR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING
FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
023... 025...036...037...046...047...048...050 AND 051...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 023...025...036...037...
  046...047...048...050 AND 051.

* WIND...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH. WINDS
  WILL SHIFT TO THE WEST IN THE LATE AFTERNOON.

* HUMIDITY...AROUND 20 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE 70S.

* THUNDERSTORMS...THERE IS A SMALL RISK OF ISOLATED AFTERNOON
  THUNDERSTORMS.

* IMPACTS...RAPID FIRE SPREAD POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL WITH FIRE TODAY. DO NOT DISCARD SMOKING
DEVICES UNTIL YOU ARE SURE THEY ARE COMPLETELY EXTINGUISHED. FIRE
MANAGERS AND PLANNERS...BE PREPARED.

&&

$$

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