Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
327 AM 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 ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AND
EARLY EVENING OVER THE TURTLE MOUNTAINS...SOUTH INTO THE JAMES
RIVER VALLEY. SUSTAINED NORTHERLY WINDS OF 20-25 MPH WILL BE CO
LOCATED WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITIES RANGING FROM 17-22 PERCENT FOR
THREE TO SIX HOURS DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS.

THUS A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE TURTLE MOUNTAINS AND
JAMES RIVER VALLEY FROM 1 PM CDT 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.

NDZ005-013-023-025-036-037-047-048-050-051-031630-
/O.NEW.KBIS.FW.W.0006.160503T1800Z-160504T0100Z/
ROLETTE-PIERCE-WELLS-FOSTER-KIDDER-STUTSMAN-LOGAN-LA MOURE-
MCINTOSH-DICKEY-
327 AM CDT TUE MAY 3 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 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...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BISMARCK HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM CDT
THIS EVENING.

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

* WIND...NORTHERLY 20 TO 25 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.

&&

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ZH/KS



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