Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
339 AM CDT THU APR 2 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA
TODAY...

.STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH AND AFTERNOON
RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES NEAR 30 PERCENT ARE EXPECTED ACROSS
SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA TODAY. WHILE TEMPERATURES
WILL ONLY BE IN THE 40S WITH INCREASING CLOUD COVER THROUGH THE
DAY...RECENT FIRE ACTIVITY SUGGESTS RAPID FIRE GROWTH WITH THESE
CONDITIONS GIVEN VERY DRY FUELS. LOCATIONS IN THE RED FLAG WARNING
ARE LOCATED GENERALLY ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE INTERSTATE 94
CORRIDOR.

NDZ040>046-021645-
/O.UPG.KBIS.FW.A.0005.150402T1600Z-150403T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KBIS.FW.W.0005.150402T1600Z-150403T0100Z/
SLOPE-HETTINGER-GRANT-BOWMAN-ADAMS-SIOUX-EMMONS-
339 AM CDT THU APR 2 2015 /239 AM MDT THU APR 2 2015/

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CDT /10 AM MDT/ THIS
MORNING TO 8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/ THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS...LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL
NORTH DAKOTA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BISMARCK HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY
FUELS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CDT /10 AM MDT/ THIS MORNING
TO 8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/ THIS EVENING.

* 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...NORTHWEST 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

* TIMING...LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 30 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 40S.

* 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.

&&

$$

NDZ020-031>037-047-048-050-051-021645-
/O.NEW.KBIS.FW.W.0005.150402T1600Z-150403T0100Z/
OLIVER-GOLDEN VALLEY-BILLINGS-STARK-MORTON-BURLEIGH-KIDDER-
STUTSMAN-LOGAN-LA MOURE-MCINTOSH-DICKEY-
339 AM CDT THU APR 2 2015 /239 AM MDT THU APR 2 2015/

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CDT /10 AM MDT/ THIS
MORNING TO 8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/ THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS...LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL
NORTH DAKOTA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BISMARCK HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY
FUELS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CDT /10 AM MDT/ THIS MORNING
TO 8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/ THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 020 OLIVER...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...NORTHWEST 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

* TIMING...LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 30 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 40S.

* 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.

&&

$$

AYD






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