Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
328 PM CDT THU APR 30 2015

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

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FRIDAY AFTERNOON NORTHWEST AND NORTH
CENTRAL...

.GUSTY SOUTH WINDS AROUND 35 MPH CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON OVER THE
FAR SOUTH CENTRAL INTO THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY. THE STRONG
WINDS...COMBINED WITH AFTERNOON HUMIDITIES AROUND 20 PERCENT WILL
RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS. LATE THIS
AFTERNOON...WINDS WILL TURN WEST BEHIND THE COLD FRONT. BY EARLY
EVENING WINDS WILL DIMINISH AND HUMIDITIES WILL RISE.

ON FRIDAY...GUSTY WINDS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS NORTHWEST AND NORTH
CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA. WITH AFTERNOON HUMIDITIES AROUND 20 PERCENT
THERE IS THE POTENTIAL CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TO DEVELOP
DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS OVER NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL NORTH
DAKOTA. FIRES STARTED UNDER THESE CONDITIONS MAY SPREAD RAPIDLY.

NDZ023-025-036-037-046>048-050-051-010000-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.W.0013.000000T0000Z-150501T0000Z/
WELLS-FOSTER-KIDDER-STUTSMAN-EMMONS-LOGAN-LA MOURE-MCINTOSH-
DICKEY-
328 PM 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.

&&

$$

NDZ001>005-009>013-017>019-021-031-032-010430-
/O.NEW.KBIS.FW.A.0010.150501T1800Z-150502T0000Z/
DIVIDE-BURKE-RENVILLE-BOTTINEAU-ROLETTE-WILLIAMS-MOUNTRAIL-WARD-
MCHENRY-PIERCE-MCKENZIE-DUNN-MERCER-MCLEAN-GOLDEN VALLEY-BILLINGS-
328 PM CDT THU APR 30 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDIITES...STRONG WINDS AND ABUNDANT DRY
VEGETATION OVER NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BISMARCK HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 001...002...003...004...
  005...009...010...011...012...013...017...018...019...021...
  031 AND 032.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30MPH.

* HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 18 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE 70S.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

TWH



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