Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
344 PM CDT TUE MAY 3 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR THE TURTLE MOUNTAINS SOUTH INTO THE JAMES
RIVER VALLEY THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY THIS EVENING...

.CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS CONTINUE OVER THE TURTLE
MOUNTAINS...SOUTH INTO THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY WHERE SUSTAINED
NORTHERLY WINDS OF 20-35 MPH WILL BE CO-LOCATED WITH RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES RANGING FROM 17-22 PERCENT FOR THE AFTERNOON AND
EARLY EVENING HOURS.

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE TURTLE MOUNTAINS AND
JAMES RIVER VALLEY UNTIL 8 PM CDT. THIS WARNING INCLUDES THE AREA
ALONG AND EAST OF A LINE FROM RUGBY AND DUNSEITH...TO HARVEY TO
STEELE...SOUTH TO NAPOLEON AND WISHEK.

NDZ005-013-023-025-036-037-047-048-050-051-040100-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.W.0006.000000T0000Z-160504T0100Z/
ROLETTE-PIERCE-WELLS-FOSTER-KIDDER-STUTSMAN-LOGAN-LA MOURE-
MCINTOSH-DICKEY-
344 PM CDT TUE MAY 3 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING
FOR A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND
DRY VEGETATION FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 005...013...023...025...
036...037...047...048...050 AND 051...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 005...013...023...025...
  036...037...047...048...050 AND 051.

* WIND...NORTHERLY 20 TO 35 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...17 TO 22 PERCENT.

* HIGHEST THREAT...BETWEEN 1 PM CDT AND 8 PM CDT.

* IMPACTS...RAPID FIRE SPREAD.

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.

&&

$$
WAA



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