Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
251 PM CDT Fri Jul 14 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH ALONG AND WEST OF THE MISSOURI RIVER SUNDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY EVENING...

.A cold front will push across western North Dakota late Sunday
afternoon into the early evening. Winds are expected to shift from
south and southwest, to northwesterly as the front sweeps through.
The combination of the cold frontal passage, southerly sustained to
20 mph, temperatures around 100 degrees, minimum relative humidities
as low as 17 percent, and very dry fuels, could produce critical
fire weather conditions along and west of the Missouri River. Thus
a Fire Weather Watch has been issued.

NDZ017>020-031>034-040>045-150400-
/O.NEW.KBIS.FW.A.0002.170716T1800Z-170717T0200Z/
McKenzie-Dunn-Mercer-Oliver-Golden Valley-Billings-Stark-Morton-
Slope-Hettinger-Grant-Bowman-Adams-Sioux-
251 PM CDT Fri Jul 14 2017 /151 PM MDT Fri Jul 14 2017/

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES, HOT
TEMPERATURES, AND VERY DRY FUELS...

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

* AFFECTED AREA...Mckenzie, Golden Valley, Billings, Dunn, Mercer,
  Oliver, Stark, Morton, Slope, Hettinger, Grant, Bowman, Adams,
  and Sioux Counties.

* WIND...South to 20 mph, with gusts to 30 mph. Winds shifting to
  the northwest late Sunday afternoon into early evening.

* HUMIDITY...As low as 17 percent.

* TEMPERATURES...Around 100 degrees.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.

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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KS/ZH


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