Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
944 PM CDT WED APR 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING THURSDAY AFTERNOON SOUTH CENTRAL AND INTO THE
JAMES RIVER VALLEY...

.STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS GUSTING TO 35 MPH WILL DEVELOP THURSDAY
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...INTO THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY. WINDS WILL TURN TO THE
WEST LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON. FIRES STARTED UNDER THESE CONDITIONS
WILL SPREAD RAPIDLY.

NDZ023-025-036-037-046>048-050-051-301045-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.W.0013.150430T1700Z-150501T0000Z/
WELLS-FOSTER-KIDDER-STUTSMAN-EMMONS-LOGAN-LA MOURE-MCINTOSH-
DICKEY-
944 PM CDT WED APR 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM CDT
THURSDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FOR
PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL AND EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA...

* 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 IN THE
  LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE WEST
  IN THE LATE AFTERNOON.

* HUMIDITY...15 TO 25 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE 70S.

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

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY 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.

&&

$$

AYD



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