Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
149 PM CDT Tue Oct 17 2017

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE FOR NORTHERN AND
MOST OF CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY...

.Strong west to northwest winds are forecast on Wednesday behind
a strong cold front. Sustained winds around 30 mph with gusts to
45 mph are forecast. Afternoon relative humidity will fall to near
20 percent. While high temperatures will only be in the 50s, dry
and windy conditions may lead to critical fire weather conditions
across northern and much of central North Dakota.

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149 PM CDT Tue Oct 17 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 009, 010, 011, 012,
013, 021, 022, 023, 025, 035, 036, AND 037...

The National Weather Service in Bismarck has issued a Fire
Weather Watch, which is in effect from Wednesday afternoon
through Wednesday evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zones 001, 002, 003, 004, 005,
  009, 010, 011, 012, 013, 021, 022, 023, 025, 035, 036, and
  037.

* WIND...West to northwest winds sustained around 30 mph, with
  gusts to 45 mph.


* HUMIDITY...20 to 25 percent.

* TEMPERATURES...Highs in the 50s.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop may spread rapidly. Refer to
  your county or tribal emergency management or law enforcement
  for fire restrictions.

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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