Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
935 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR ALL WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA
WEDNESDAY...

.CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR ON WEDNESDAY ACROSS
ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA. STRONG WESTERLY WINDS
BEHIND A COLD FRONT WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH AND AFTERNOON RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES FROM 15 TO 30 PERCENT ARE EXPECTED. LOCATIONS
IMPACTED INCLUDE BOWMAN...DICKINSON...WILLISTON...BISMARCK...
MINOT...BOTTINEAU...HARVEY...JAMESTOWN...AND OAKES.

NDZ001>005-009>013-017>023-025-031>037-040>048-050-051-011200-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.W.0004.150401T1600Z-150402T0300Z/
DIVIDE-BURKE-RENVILLE-BOTTINEAU-ROLETTE-WILLIAMS-MOUNTRAIL-WARD-
MCHENRY-PIERCE-MCKENZIE-DUNN-MERCER-OLIVER-MCLEAN-SHERIDAN-WELLS-
FOSTER-GOLDEN VALLEY-BILLINGS-STARK-MORTON-BURLEIGH-KIDDER-
STUTSMAN-SLOPE-HETTINGER-GRANT-BOWMAN-ADAMS-SIOUX-EMMONS-LOGAN-
LA MOURE-MCINTOSH-DICKEY-
935 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015 /835 PM MDT TUE MAR 31 2015/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CDT /10 AM MDT/
TO 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/ WEDNESDAY FOR FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW
HUMIDITY...AND DRY VEGETATION FOR MUCH OF SOUTHWEST 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
  031 GOLDEN VALLEY... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 032 BILLINGS...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 033 STARK... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 034 MORTON...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 035 BURLEIGH... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 036 KIDDER...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 037 STUTSMAN... 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...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 WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

* TIMING...RED FLAG WARNING WEDNESDAY MORNING INTO WEDNESDAY
  EVENING.

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

* TEMPERATURES...AROUND 60 DEGREES.

* 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.

&&

$$
TWH




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