Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
717 PM CDT SUN APR 12 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING THROUGH EARLY EVENING FOR MOST OF WESTERN AND
CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR ALL OF CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA MONDAY...

.THE RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ALL AREAS SOUTH AND WEST
OF THE MISSOURI RIVER...AS WELL AS THE COUNTIES ALONG AND SOUTH
OF HIGHWAY 200 FROM MCLEAN TO FOSTER COUNTY AND SOUTH THROUGH 9
PM CDT...8 PM MDT. OVERALL...CONDITIONS WILL SLOWLY IMPROVE
THROUGH THE EVENING WITH THE APPROACH OF SUNSET AND RELATIVE
HUMIDITY RECOVERY AND DECREASING WINDS.

THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF CENTRAL NORTH
DAKOTA MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25
TO 35 MPH AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT WILL CREATE
CONDITIONS FOR RAPID FIRE GROWTH AND SPREAD SHOULD A FIRE IGNITE.

WARM...DRY...AND WINDY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE INTO TUESDAY...
WITH CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ONCE AGAIN POSSIBLE.

NDZ019>023-025-034>037-042-045>048-050-051-130830-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.W.0007.000000T0000Z-150413T0300Z/
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.A.0007.150413T1700Z-150414T0100Z/
MERCER-OLIVER-MCLEAN-SHERIDAN-WELLS-FOSTER-MORTON-BURLEIGH-KIDDER-
STUTSMAN-GRANT-SIOUX-EMMONS-LOGAN-LA MOURE-MCINTOSH-DICKEY-
717 PM CDT SUN APR 12 2015 /617 PM MDT SUN APR 12 2015/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/
THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY
FUELS FOR THE SOUTHERN TWO THIRDS OF COUNTIES IN WESTERN AND
CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
AND DRY FUELS FOR ALL OF CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA...

* AFFECTED AREA...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 042 GRANT...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 045 SIOUX...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 15 TO 25 MPH SUNDAY EVENING. WEST TO NORTHWEST 25
  TO 35 MPH MONDAY.

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING AND AGAIN MONDAY AFTERNOON
  THROUGH THE EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 17 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...50S SUNDAY EVENING...UPPER 50S AND LOWER 60S
  MONDAY.

* IMPACTS...RAPID FIRE GROWTH SHOULD A FIRE IGNITE.

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.

&&

$$

NDZ017-018-031>033-040-041-043-044-130300-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.W.0007.000000T0000Z-150413T0300Z/
MCKENZIE-DUNN-GOLDEN VALLEY-BILLINGS-STARK-SLOPE-HETTINGER-BOWMAN-
ADAMS-
717 PM CDT SUN APR 12 2015 /617 PM MDT SUN APR 12 2015/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/
THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY
FUELS FOR THE SOUTHERN TWO THIRDS OF COUNTIES IN WESTERN AND
CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 017 MCKENZIE...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 018 DUNN...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 043 BOWMAN AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 044 ADAMS.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 18 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE 50S.

* IMPACTS...RAPID FIRE GROWTH SHOULD A FIRE IGNITE.

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.

&&

$$

NDZ003>005-011>013-130830-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.A.0007.150413T1700Z-150414T0100Z/
RENVILLE-BOTTINEAU-ROLETTE-WARD-MCHENRY-PIERCE-
717 PM CDT SUN APR 12 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
AND DRY FUELS FOR ALL OF CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 003 RENVILLE...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 004 BOTTINEAU...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 005 ROLETTE...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 011 WARD...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 012 MCHENRY AND FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 013 PIERCE.

* WINDS...WEST TO NORTHWEST AT 25 TO 35 MPH.

* TIMING...MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 19 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S.

* IMPACTS...RAPID FIRE GROWTH SHOULD A FIRE IGNITE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$







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