Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
321 AM CDT FRI MAY 1 2015

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

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

NDZ001>005-009>013-017>019-021-031-032-011630-
/O.UPG.KBIS.FW.A.0010.150501T1800Z-150502T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KBIS.FW.W.0014.150501T1800Z-150502T0000Z/
DIVIDE-BURKE-RENVILLE-BOTTINEAU-ROLETTE-WILLIAMS-MOUNTRAIL-WARD-
MCHENRY-PIERCE-MCKENZIE-DUNN-MERCER-MCLEAN-GOLDEN VALLEY-BILLINGS-
321 AM CDT FRI MAY 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT /NOON MDT/ THIS
AFTERNOON TO 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...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BISMARCK HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT /NOON MDT/ THIS
AFTERNOON TO 7 PM CDT /6 PM MDT/ THIS EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER
WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST WINDS 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.

&&

$$

KS


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