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

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR ALL WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA
TODAY INTO THIS EVENING...

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

.CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS INTO THIS EVENING ACROSS ALL OF
WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA. WESTERLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO
GUST UP TO 45 MPH WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES SLOWLY RECOVERING
DURING THE EVENING. LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE CRITICAL FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS INCLUDE BOWMAN... DICKINSON...WILLISTON...
BISMARCK...MINOT...BOTTINEAU...HARVEY... JAMESTOWN...OAKES AND
SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES.

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL AGAIN 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>046-020800-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.W.0004.000000T0000Z-150402T0300Z/
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.A.0005.150402T1600Z-150403T0000Z/
SLOPE-HETTINGER-GRANT-BOWMAN-ADAMS-SIOUX-EMMONS-
649 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015 /549 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/
THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY VEGETATION
FOR MOST OF NORTH DAKOTA...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
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 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH THROUGH THIS
  EVENING. WEST TO NORTHWEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
  40 MPH ON THURSDAY.

* TIMING...RED FLAG WARNING THROUGH THIS EVENING. FIRE WEATHER
  WATCH ON THURSDAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 20 PERCENT TODAY. AS LOW AS 30
  PERCENT ON THURSDAY.

* TEMPERATURES...MID 50S TO THE MID 60S TODAY. 40S ON THURSDAY.

* 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.

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

&&

$$

NDZ001>005-009>013-017>023-025-031>037-047-048-050-051-020300-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.W.0004.000000T0000Z-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-LOGAN-LA MOURE-MCINTOSH-DICKEY-
649 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015 /549 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/
THIS EVENING FOR FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY
VEGETATION FOR MOST OF 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 047
  LOGAN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 048 LA MOURE... FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  050 MCINTOSH AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 051 DICKEY.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* TIMING...INTO THIS EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 20 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...MID 50S TO THE MID 60S.

* 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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