Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
248 PM CDT SAT MAY 2 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING FOR CENTRAL AND
MOST OF WESTERN NORTH DAKOTA...

.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 THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING. AS THE COLD FRONT MOVES
ACROSS WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA...WINDS WILL SHIFT FROM
SOUTHWEST TO NORTHWEST. IN ADDITION...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE
ALSO EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA AHEAD OF THE
COLD FRONT...PRODUCING GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS AND POSSIBLY
LITTLE TO NO PRECIPITATION...WHICH WILL ENHANCE CRITICAL FIRE
WEATHER BEHAVIOR. IF A FIRE SHOULD IGNITE...EXPECT RAPID SPREAD.

NDZ001>005-009>013-017>023-025-031>037-042-045>048-050-051-030100-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.W.0015.000000T0000Z-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-
248 PM CDT SAT MAY 2 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 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...

* HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 14 PERCENT.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST. GUSTS TO 35
  MPH.

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

* THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED ACROSS CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA. EXPECT
  GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS TO ACCOMPANY ANY THUNDERSTORM. SOME
  THUNDERSTORMS MAY CONTAIN LITTLE TO NO PRECIPITATION.

* 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.

&&

$$

JJS



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