Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
1030 AM CDT WED APR 9 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR DICKEY COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA
FROM MID AFTERNOON THROUGH 8 PM THIS EVENING...

.WARM TEMPERATURES AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT WILL DROP
AFTERNOON HUMIDITIES TO 20 TO 25 PERCENT ACROSS SOUTHEAST NORTH
DAKOTA...INCLUDING DICKEY COUNTY. IN ADDITION...STRONG WEST WINDS
OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH WILL DEVELOP BY MID AFTERNOON
AND THEN SHIFT NORTHWEST BEHIND THE COLD FRONT. ABUNDANT DRY
VEGETATION IS AVAILABLE FOR RAPID FIRE DEVELOPMENT SHOULD ANY FIRES
DEVELOP.

NDZ051-092330-
/O.NEW.KBIS.FW.W.0001.140409T2100Z-140410T0100Z/
DICKEY-
1030 AM CDT WED APR 9 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM
CDT THIS EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITIES...STRONG WINDS AND DRY
VEGETATION FOR DICKEY COUNTY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BISMARCK HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR DICKEY COUNTY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 051 DICKEY.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 45 MPH.

* TIMING...MID AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 21 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 70S.

* LIGHTNING...THERE IS A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AND LIGHTNING
  COULD START A FIRE.

* IMPACTS...FIRE MANAGERS AND PLANNERS SHOULD MAKE NECESSARY
  PROVISIONS FOR BURNING PLANS.

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.

&&

$$
TWH/JV





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