Red Flag Warning
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
353 AM CDT Sat Jul 15 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH ALONG AND WEST OF THE MISSOURI RIVER SUNDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY EVENING...

.A cold front will push across western North Dakota late Sunday
afternoon into the early evening. Winds are expected to shift
from south and southwest, to northwesterly as the front sweeps
through. The combination of the cold frontal passage, southerly
sustained winds to 20 mph ahead of the front, temperatures around
100 degrees, minimum relative humidities as low as 16 percent,
and very dry fuels, could produce critical fire weather conditions
along and west of the Missouri River. A Fire Weather Watch
remains in effect for Sunday afternoon and early Sunday evening.


NDZ017>020-031>034-040>045-151700-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.A.0002.170716T1800Z-170717T0200Z/
McKenzie-Dunn-Mercer-Oliver-Golden Valley-Billings-Stark-Morton-
Slope-Hettinger-Grant-Bowman-Adams-Sioux-
353 AM CDT Sat Jul 15 2017 /253 AM MDT Sat Jul 15 2017/

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES,
HOT TEMPERATURES, AND VERY DRY FUELS...

* AFFECTED AREA...Mckenzie, Golden Valley, Billings, Dunn,
  Mercer, Oliver, Stark, Morton, Slope, Hettinger, Grant,
  Bowman, Adams, and Sioux Counties.

* WIND...South to 20 mph, with gusts to 30 mph. Winds shifting
  to the northwest late Sunday afternoon into the early evening.

* HUMIDITY...As low as 16 percent.

* TEMPERATURES...Around 100 degrees.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are possible. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag
Warnings.

&&

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