Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
310 AM CDT SAT MAY 2 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY
EVENING FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA EXCEPT THE
FAR SOUTHWEST...

.VERY WARM TEMPERATURES...GUSTY WINDS TO 35 MPH...MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES BETWEEN 14 AND 20 PERCENT...AND A COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE...WILL
COMBINE TO PRODUCE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
AS THE COLD FRONT MOVES ACROSS WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA
SATURDAY...WINDS WILL SHIFT FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHWEST. IN
ADDITION...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE ALSO EXPECTED IN CENTRAL
NORTH DAKOTA AHEAD OF THE COLD FRONT...PRODUCING GUSTY AND ERRATIC
WINDS...WHICH WILL ENHANCE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER BEHAVIOR. IF A
FIRE SHOULD IGNITE...EXPECT RAPID SPREAD.

NDZ040-041-043-044-020915-
/O.CAN.KBIS.FW.A.0011.150502T1600Z-150503T0100Z/
SLOPE-HETTINGER-BOWMAN-ADAMS-
310 AM CDT SAT MAY 2 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS CANCELLED FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND
STRONG WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 040...041...043 AND 044...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BISMARCK HAS CANCELLED THE FIRE
WEATHER WATCH.

DESPITE MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES IN THE UPPER TEENS...WINDS
WILL BE SUB MARGINAL FOR RED FLAG CRITERIA.

$$

NDZ001>005-009>013-017>023-025-031>037-042-045>048-050-051-021615-
/O.UPG.KBIS.FW.A.0011.150502T1600Z-150503T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KBIS.FW.W.0015.150502T1800Z-150503T0100Z/
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-GRANT-SIOUX-EMMONS-LOGAN-LA MOURE-MCINTOSH-DICKEY-
310 AM CDT SAT MAY 2 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT /NOON MDT/ THIS
AFTERNOON TO 8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/ THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 001...002...003...004...
005...009...010...011...012...013...017...018...019...020...021...
022...023...025...031...032...033...034...035...036...037...042...
045...046... 047...048...050 AND 051...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BISMARCK HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT /NOON MDT/ THIS
AFTERNOON TO 8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/ THIS EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER
WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 14 PERCENT.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH BE COMING NORTHWEST. GUSTS TO 35 MPH.

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

* THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED ACROSS CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA. EXPECT
  GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS TO ACCOMPANY ANY THUNDERSTORM.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL SPREAD RAPIDLY.

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 WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$

KS


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