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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
301 PM CDT TUE MAY 5 2015

MNZ001>005-007-008-013>015-029-NDZ006>008-014>016-024-026>030-038-
039-049-052>054-062000-
WEST POLK-NORMAN-CLAY-KITTSON-ROSEAU-WEST MARSHALL-EAST MARSHALL-
PENNINGTON-RED LAKE-EAST POLK-WILKIN-TOWNER-CAVALIER-PEMBINA-
BENSON-RAMSEY-EASTERN WALSH-EDDY-NELSON-GRAND FORKS-GRIGGS-STEELE-
TRAILL-BARNES-CASS-RANSOM-SARGENT-RICHLAND-WESTERN WALSH-
301 PM CDT TUE MAY 5 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN NORTH
DAKOTA...WEST CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST MINNESOTA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT TODAY UNTIL 7 PM CDT ALL OF
EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA...THE RED RIVER VALLEY AND ADJACENT
NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA. THE RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR DRY
FUELS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AND GUSTY SOUTHEAST WINDS. EXPECT
SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH AND RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES TO FALL TO 10 TO 20 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON. THE
COMBINATION WILL MAKE FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
253 PM CDT TUE MAY 5 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING TO CONTINUE OVER EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA...THE
RED RIVER VALLEY AND PARTS OF NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA THROUGH 7 PM...

.THE COMBINATION OF SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS AT 15 TO 30 MPH...
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES AND VERY DRY FUELS WILL RESULT IN
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS INTO EARLY EVENING.

IN COORDINATION WITH NWS BISMARCK...SARGENT AND RANSOM COUNTIES
WERE ADDED TO THE RED FLAG WARNING.

MNZ001>005-007-008-013>015-029-NDZ006>008-014>016-024-026>030-038-
039-053-054-060000-
/O.CON.KFGF.FW.W.0010.000000T0000Z-150506T0000Z/
WEST POLK-NORMAN-CLAY-KITTSON-ROSEAU-WEST MARSHALL-EAST MARSHALL-
PENNINGTON-RED LAKE-EAST POLK-WILKIN-TOWNER-CAVALIER-PEMBINA-
BENSON-RAMSEY-EASTERN WALSH-EDDY-NELSON-GRAND FORKS-GRIGGS-STEELE-
TRAILL-BARNES-CASS-RICHLAND-WESTERN WALSH-
253 PM CDT TUE MAY 5 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING
DRY FUELS...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE RED RIVER
VALLEY INTO PARTS OF NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA..

* AFFECTED AREA...IN MINNESOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 001...002...
  003...004...005...007...008...013...014...015 AND 029. IN
  NORTH DAKOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 006...007...008...014...
  015...016... 024...026...027...028...029...030...038...039...
  053 AND 054.

* WINDS...SOUTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TIMING...UNTIL 7 PM CDT.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 10 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 70S.

* IMPACTS...RAPID FIRE GROWTH IS POSSIBLE WITH ANY FIRES THAT
  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 WILL
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$


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