Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
233 PM CDT SUN APR 19 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA
MONDAY...

.DESPITE COOL TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 40S AND 50S...A DRY AND
WINDY DAY IS EXPECTED ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH
DAKOTA MONDAY WHICH WILL LEAD TO CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS WEST OF NORTH DAKOTA HIGHWAY 3
WILL FALL TO AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT WITH NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35
MPH. TO THE EAST OF NORTH DAKOTA HIGHWAY 3 ACROSS THE TURTLE
MOUNTAINS THROUGH THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY...RELATIVE HUMIDITY
LEVELS NEAR 30 PERCENT ARE EXPECTED...WITH NORTHWEST WIND GUSTS
TO 40 MPH. GIVEN THE LACK OF SIGNIFICANT GREEN UP OF
VEGETATION...RAPID FIRE SPREAD IS EXPECTED WITH ANY FIRE START.

NDZ001>003-009>011-017>022-031>036-040>047-050-200345-
/O.NEW.KBIS.FW.W.0011.150420T1700Z-150421T0300Z/
DIVIDE-BURKE-RENVILLE-WILLIAMS-MOUNTRAIL-WARD-MCKENZIE-DUNN-
MERCER-OLIVER-MCLEAN-SHERIDAN-GOLDEN VALLEY-BILLINGS-STARK-MORTON-
BURLEIGH-KIDDER-SLOPE-HETTINGER-GRANT-BOWMAN-ADAMS-SIOUX-EMMONS-
LOGAN-MCINTOSH-
233 PM CDT SUN APR 19 2015 /133 PM MDT SUN APR 19 2015/

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON CDT /11 AM MDT/ TO 10 PM
CDT /9 PM MDT/ MONDAY FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS
FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA FOR...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BISMARCK HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM NOON CDT /11 AM MDT/ TO 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/ MONDAY.

* 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 022 SHERIDAN...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 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 AND FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 050 MCINTOSH.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TIMING...MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

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

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 40S AND LOWER 50S.

* IMPACTS...RAPID FIRE SPREAD WITH ANY START.

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.

&&

$$

NDZ004-005-012-013-023-025-037-048-051-200345-
/O.NEW.KBIS.FW.W.0011.150420T1700Z-150421T0300Z/
BOTTINEAU-ROLETTE-MCHENRY-PIERCE-WELLS-FOSTER-STUTSMAN-LA MOURE-
DICKEY-
233 PM CDT SUN APR 19 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 10 PM CDT MONDAY FOR
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS FOR CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BISMARCK HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM NOON TO 10 PM CDT MONDAY.

* 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 023 WELLS...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 025 FOSTER...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 037 STUTSMAN...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 048 LA MOURE AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 051
  DICKEY.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* TIMING...MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 30 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 40S.

* IMPACTS...RAPID FIRE SPREAD WITH ANY START.

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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