Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
300 AM CDT MON AUG 22 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FAR SOUTHWEST TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO EARLY
EVENING...

.FOR TUESDAY AFTERNOON, INCREASED FIRE DANGER IS ANTICIPATED
BEHIND A DEPARTING COLD FRONT ACROSS FAR SOUTHWEST NORTH DAKOTA.
DRY FUELS, PARTICULARLY IN THE WESTERN PORTIONS OF GOLDEN VALLEY,
SLOPE, AND BOWMAN COUNTIES, COMBINED WITH SUSTAINED NORTHWEST WINDS
OF 20 MPH, AND MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF AROUND 20 PERCENT, MAY
RESULT IN NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS. THUS A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED, VALID FOR TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO
EARLY TUESDAY EVENING.

NDZ031-040-043-221600-
/O.NEW.KBIS.FW.A.0004.160823T1800Z-160824T0100Z/
GOLDEN VALLEY-SLOPE-BOWMAN-
200 AM MDT MON AUG 22 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO EARLY TUESDAY
EVENING FOR DRY FUELS...GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS...AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 031... 040 AND 043...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BISMARCK HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO
EARLY TUESDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 031...040 AND 043.

* WIND...SUSTAINED 20 MPH NORTHWEST WINDS. GUSTS TO 30 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...AROUND 20 PERCENT.

* HIGHEST THREAT...IS LOCATED IN WESTERN PORTIONS OF GOLDEN VALLEY,
  SLOPE, AND BOWMAN COUNTIES.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP MAY SPREAD RAPIDLY. OUTDOOR
  BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
MAY POSSIBLY OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED
FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$

KS/JJS


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