Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
350 PM CDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR MUCH OF SOUTHWEST NORTH DAKOTA THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

.GUSTY SOUTHERLY TO WESTERLY WINDS...WARM TEMPERATURES IN THE MIDDLE
70S...AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES AS LOW AS 20 PERCENT WILL
CONTINUE TO BRING RED FLAG FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ACROSS MANY
PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST NORTH DAKOTA THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE BEACH...MEDORA...AMIDON...BOWMAN...HETTINGER
AND MOTT.

SCATTERED DRY THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE THOUGH IN THE LATE
AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 55
MPH ARE POSSIBLE IN THE DRY THUNDERSTORMS. ABUNDANT DRY VEGETATION
IS AVAILABLE FOR RAPID FIRE DEVELOPMENT SHOULD ANY FIRES OCCUR.

NDZ031-032-040-041-043-044-290300-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150329T0300Z/
GOLDEN VALLEY-BILLINGS-SLOPE-HETTINGER-BOWMAN-ADAMS-
250 PM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR STRONG WINDS...DRY LIGHTNING...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY
VEGETATION FOR SOUTHWEST NORTH DAKOTA...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 031 GOLDEN VALLEY...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 032 BILLINGS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 040 SLOPE...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 041 HETTINGER...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 043 BOWMAN AND
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 044 ADAMS.

* WINDS...SOUTHERLY BECOMING WESTERLY 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP
  TO 55 MPH. WIND DIRECTION WILL BE VARIABLE NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 20 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 70S.

* LIGHTNING...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WITH DRY LIGHTNING.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES COULD SPREAD RAPIDLY AND SHOW ERRATIC
  BEHAVIOR. DANGEROUS BURNING CONDITIONS WILL EXIST.

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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