Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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WWUS83 KBIS 020430
RFWBIS

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
1130 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL
NORTH DAKOTA ON THURSDAY...

.CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE ON THURSDAY
OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA. WEST
TO NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO AROUND 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH
AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES DROPPING TO AS LOW AS
30 PERCENT. GIVEN OBSERVED FIRE BEHAVIOR OVER THE PAST SEVERAL
DAYS...RAPID FIRE GROWTH WILL BE POSSIBLE FROM ANY START.
LOCATIONS THAT MAY EXPERIENCE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ON
THURSDAY INCLUDE BOWMAN...AMIDON...HETTINGER...ELGIN...FORT YATES
AND LINTON.

NDZ040>046-021230-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.A.0005.150402T1600Z-150403T0000Z/
SLOPE-HETTINGER-GRANT-BOWMAN-ADAMS-SIOUX-EMMONS-
1130 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015 /1030 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015/

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CDT /10 AM
MDT/ THURSDAY THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW
HUMIDITY...AND DRY VEGETATION FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH
CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA...

* AFFECTED AREA...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...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 045 SIOUX AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 046 EMMONS.

* WINDS...WEST TO NORTHWEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40
  MPH ON THURSDAY.

* TIMING...FIRE WEATHER WATCH ON THURSDAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 30 PERCENT ON THURSDAY.

* TEMPERATURES...40S ON THURSDAY.

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

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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