Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
342 AM CDT TUE APR 14 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA
TODAY...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR MUCH OF CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA ON
WEDNESDAY...

.A WARM...WINDY AND VERY DRY DAY IS FORECAST TODAY ACROSS ALL OF
WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA. HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST
TO RANGE FROM THE LOWER 70S TO THE LOWER 80S WITH AFTERNOON
RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES OF 10 TO 20 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL
INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING. THESE CRITICAL CONDITIONS WILL SUPPORT RAPID FIRE GROWTH
FROM ANY START.

ON WEDNESDAY...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED FOR
MUCH OF CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA. STRONG SOUTH WINDS OF 25
TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED IN THIS AREA...WITH
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES AROUND 30 PERCENT. THE FIRE
WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT WEDNESDAY ALONG AND EAST OF A LINE FROM
BOTTINEAU AND MCHENRY COUNTIES...SOUTHWARD TO SHERIDAN...BURLEIGH...AND
EMMONS COUNTIES.

NDZ004-005-012-013-022-023-025-035>037-046>048-050-051-141645-
/O.NEW.KBIS.FW.A.0009.150415T1700Z-150416T0100Z/
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.W.0009.150414T1700Z-150415T0300Z/
BOTTINEAU-ROLETTE-MCHENRY-PIERCE-SHERIDAN-WELLS-FOSTER-BURLEIGH-
KIDDER-STUTSMAN-EMMONS-LOGAN-LA MOURE-MCINTOSH-DICKEY-
342 AM CDT TUE APR 14 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 10 PM
CDT THIS EVENING FOR WARM CONDITIONS...STRONG WINDS AND LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
EASTERN PORTIONS OF CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BISMARCK HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 004 BOTTINEAU...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 005 ROLETTE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 012 MCHENRY...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 013 PIERCE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 022 SHERIDAN...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 023 WELLS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 025 FOSTER...
  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...SOUTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* TIMING...TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THE EVENING.
           WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 TO 20 PERCENT TODAY.
                      30 PERCENT WEDNESDAY.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 70S TO LOWER 80S TODAY.
                 IN THE MID TO UPPER 60S WEDNESDAY.

* 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.

&&

$$

NDZ001>003-009>011-017>021-031>034-040>045-141645-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.W.0009.150414T1700Z-150415T0300Z/
DIVIDE-BURKE-RENVILLE-WILLIAMS-MOUNTRAIL-WARD-MCKENZIE-DUNN-
MERCER-OLIVER-MCLEAN-GOLDEN VALLEY-BILLINGS-STARK-MORTON-SLOPE-
HETTINGER-GRANT-BOWMAN-ADAMS-SIOUX-
342 AM CDT TUE APR 14 2015 /242 AM MDT TUE APR 14 2015/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CDT /11 AM MDT/
TODAY TO 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/ THIS EVENING FOR WARM
CONDITIONS...STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY 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 009 WILLIAMS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 010 MOUNTRAIL...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 011 WARD...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 031 GOLDEN VALLEY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 032
  BILLINGS... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 033 STARK...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  034 MORTON...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...SOUTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THE EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 TO 20 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 70S TO LOWER 80S.

* 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.

&&

$$

JV







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