Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
339 PM CDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FAR WESTERN NORTH DAKOTA THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH EARLY EVENING...

.IT WILL BE A VERY WARM SATURDAY ACROSS WESTERN NORTH DAKOTA WITH
HIGHS IN THE MID 90S TO AROUND 100. SOUTH WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH
ARE FORECAST...WITH AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY 10 TO 15 PERCENT.
WHEN COMBINED WITH DRY GRASSLANDS...CONDITIONS SUPPORTIVE OF RAPID
FIRE SPREAD ARE EXPECTED. A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM
THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY EVENING FROM MCKENZIE COUNTY SOUTHWARD
TO BOWMAN COUNTY...INCLUDING GOLDEN VALLEY...BILLINGS...AND SLOPE
COUNTIES.

NDZ017-031-032-040-043-300200-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.W.0018.000000T0000Z-150830T0200Z/
MCKENZIE-GOLDEN VALLEY-BILLINGS-SLOPE-BOWMAN-
339 PM CDT SAT AUG 29 2015 /239 PM MDT SAT AUG 29 2015/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT /8 PM MDT/
THIS EVENING FOR TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 90S...LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...AND SUFFICIENT WIND SPEEDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
017...031...032...040 AND 043...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 017...031...032...040 AND
  043.

* WIND...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 25 MPH.

* TIMING...THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* HUMIDITY...AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...96 TO 100.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WOULD LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.

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 WILL
CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR RAPID SPREAD OF ANY FIRE THAT IGNITES.

&&

$$
WAA


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