Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
413 PM CDT Fri Aug 18 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS FOR SOUTHWEST
AND WEST CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA...

.The National Weather Service in Bismarck has issued a Fire
Weather Watch for gusty winds and low humidity, which is in
effect from Saturday afternoon through Saturday evening.

Afternoon humidity between 15 and 20 percent, west winds
sustained at 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph, and temperatures in the
upper 80s to lower 90s are forecast Saturday afternoon. When
combined with dry fuels, critical fire weather conditions are
possible.

NDZ017-018-031>033-040-041-043-044-191000-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.A.0004.170819T1700Z-170820T0200Z/
McKenzie-Dunn-Golden Valley-Billings-Stark-Slope-Hettinger-Bowman-
Adams-
413 PM CDT Fri Aug 18 2017 /313 PM MDT Fri Aug 18 2017/

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 017, 018, 031, 032, 033, 040, 041, 043, AND
044...

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zones 017, 018, 031, 032, 033,
  040, 041, 043, and 044.

* WIND...West winds sustained at 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

* HUMIDITY...Minimum relative humidity of 15 to 20 percent.

* TEMPERATURES...In the upper 80s to lower 90s.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop could spread rapidly.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

&&

$$

JV



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