Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
940 AM CDT TUE APR 21 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY AREA TODAY INTO
EARLY THIS EVENING...

.A DRY AND WINDY DAY IS AGAIN EXPECTED ACROSS THE JAMES RIVER
VALLEY THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY EVENING. AFTERNOON RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES WILL BE AROUND 25 PERCENT WITH NORTHWEST WINDS
GUSTING UP TO NEAR 40 MPH. COMBINED WITH DRY VEGETATION...
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED.

NDZ023-025-036-037-047-048-050-051-212245-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.W.0012.150421T1800Z-150422T0200Z/
WELLS-FOSTER-KIDDER-STUTSMAN-LOGAN-LA MOURE-MCINTOSH-DICKEY-
940 AM CDT TUE APR 21 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
9 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY FOR THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY AREA...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 023 WELLS...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 025 FOSTER...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...NORTH 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* TIMING...AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 23 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE 40S.

* 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.

&&

$$

AYD




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