Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
353 PM CDT WED APR 15 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR ALL OF CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA THROUGH EARLY
EVENING...

.SOUTH WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 45 MPH...AND MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AROUND 20 PERCENT...WILL CREATE RED FLAG
CONDITIONS THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING HOURS OVER CENTRAL NORTH
DAKOTA. THE RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM RENVILLE AND WARD
COUNTIES...SOUTH THROUGH MORTON...GRANT...AND SIOUX COUNTIES...AND
INCLUDES AREAS TO THE EAST.

NDZ003>005-011>013-019>023-025-034>037-042-045>048-050-051-160100-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.W.0010.000000T0000Z-150416T0100Z/
RENVILLE-BOTTINEAU-ROLETTE-WARD-MCHENRY-PIERCE-MERCER-OLIVER-
MCLEAN-SHERIDAN-WELLS-FOSTER-MORTON-BURLEIGH-KIDDER-STUTSMAN-
GRANT-SIOUX-EMMONS-LOGAN-LA MOURE-MCINTOSH-DICKEY-
353 PM CDT WED APR 15 2015 /253 PM MDT WED APR 15 2015/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/
THIS EVENING FOR STRONG SOUTH WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY 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...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 013 PIERCE...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...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 21 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...AROUND 75.

* IMPACTS...RAPID FIRE GROWTH AND SPREAD 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.

&&

$$


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