Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
640 AM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING SOUTHWEST NORTH DAKOTA TODAY AND FIRE WEATHER
WATCH FOR ALL WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY...

.CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS PROMOTING RAPID FIRE SPREAD ARE
LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING OVER SOUTHWEST NORTH DAKOTA.
THIS INCLUDES THE COMMUNITIES OF BEACH... DICKINSON...BOWMAN...
AMIDON...HETTINGER...MOTT...ELGIN... AND SELFRIDGE. AFTERNOON
TEMPERATURES WILL CLIMB INTO THE UPPER 70S WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITY
VALUES DROPPING AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT. SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL
INCREASE TO AROUND 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. THESE
CONDITIONS COMBINED WITH DRY FUELS WILL MAKE RAPID FIRE SPREAD
LIKELY.

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ONCE AGAIN
WEDNESDAY...THIS TIME ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH
DAKOTA. STRONG WESTERLY WINDS WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH AND AFTERNOON
RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES NEAR 20 PERCENT ARE EXPECTED.

NDZ031>033-040>045-311945-
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/O.CON.KBIS.FW.A.0004.150401T1700Z-150402T0300Z/
GOLDEN VALLEY-BILLINGS-STARK-SLOPE-HETTINGER-GRANT-BOWMAN-ADAMS-
SIOUX-
640 AM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015 /540 AM MDT TUE MAR 31 2015/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT /NOON MDT/
THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM CDT /8 PM MDT/ THIS EVENING FOR FOR GUSTY
WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY VEGETATION FOR MUCH OF SOUTHWEST
NORTH DAKOTA...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND
DRY VEGETATION FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 031 GOLDEN VALLEY...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 032 BILLINGS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 033 STARK...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 AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 045 SIOUX.

* WINDS...SOUTHERLY 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH TODAY.
  WEST AT 25 WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH ON WEDNESDAY.

* TIMING...RED FLAG WARNING THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. FIRE
  WEATHER WATCH WEDNESDAY.

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

* TEMPERATURES... UPPER 70S TODAY...UPPER 50S WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES COULD SPREAD RAPIDLY AND SHOW ERRATIC
  BEHAVIOR. DANGEROUS BURNING CONDITIONS WILL EXIST.

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.

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

&&

$$

NDZ001>005-009>013-017>023-025-034>037-046>048-050-051-311945-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.A.0004.150401T1700Z-150402T0300Z/
DIVIDE-BURKE-RENVILLE-BOTTINEAU-ROLETTE-WILLIAMS-MOUNTRAIL-WARD-
MCHENRY-PIERCE-MCKENZIE-DUNN-MERCER-OLIVER-MCLEAN-SHERIDAN-WELLS-
FOSTER-MORTON-BURLEIGH-KIDDER-STUTSMAN-EMMONS-LOGAN-LA MOURE-
MCINTOSH-DICKEY-
640 AM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND
DRY VEGETATION FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 001 DIVIDE...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 002 BURKE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 003 RENVILLE...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 004 BOTTINEAU...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 005 ROLETTE...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 009 WILLIAMS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 010 MOUNTRAIL...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 011 WARD...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 012 MCHENRY...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 013 PIERCE...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
  023 WELLS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 025 FOSTER...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  034 MORTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 035 BURLEIGH...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 036 KIDDER...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 037 STUTSMAN...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 046 EMMONS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 047 LOGAN...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 048 LA MOURE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 050 MCINTOSH AND
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 051 DICKEY.

* WINDS...WEST 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* TIMING...WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 20 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 50S TO LOW 60S.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES COULD SPREAD RAPIDLY AND SHOW ERRATIC
  BEHAVIOR. DANGEROUS BURNING CONDITIONS MAY BE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

AYD




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