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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
654 PM CDT SUN APR 19 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA
MONDAY...

.DESPITE COOL TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 40S AND 50S...A DRY AND
WINDY DAY IS EXPECTED ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH
DAKOTA MONDAY WHICH WILL LEAD TO CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS. AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS WEST OF NORTH
DAKOTA HIGHWAY 3 WILL FALL TO AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT WITH NORTHWEST
WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH. TO THE EAST OF NORTH DAKOTA HIGHWAY
3 ACROSS THE TURTLE MOUNTAINS THROUGH THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY...
RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS NEAR 30 PERCENT ARE EXPECTED...WITH
NORTHWEST WIND GUSTS TO 40 MPH. GIVEN THE LACK OF SIGNIFICANT
GREEN UP OF VEGETATION...RAPID FIRE SPREAD IS EXPECTED WITH ANY
FIRE START.

NDZ001>003-009>011-017>022-031>036-040>047-050-200800-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.W.0011.150420T1700Z-150421T0300Z/
DIVIDE-BURKE-RENVILLE-WILLIAMS-MOUNTRAIL-WARD-MCKENZIE-DUNN-
MERCER-OLIVER-MCLEAN-SHERIDAN-GOLDEN VALLEY-BILLINGS-STARK-MORTON-
BURLEIGH-KIDDER-SLOPE-HETTINGER-GRANT-BOWMAN-ADAMS-SIOUX-EMMONS-
LOGAN-MCINTOSH-
654 PM CDT SUN APR 19 2015 /554 PM MDT SUN APR 19 2015/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CDT /11 AM MDT/
TO 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/ MONDAY FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND
STRONG WINDS FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA FOR...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 001 DIVIDE...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 002 BURKE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 003 RENVILLE...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 009 WILLIAMS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 010 MOUNTRAIL...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 011 WARD...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 017 MCKENZIE...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 018 DUNN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 019 MERCER...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 020 OLIVER...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 021 MCLEAN...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 022 SHERIDAN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 031 GOLDEN
  VALLEY... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 032 BILLINGS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  033 STARK... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 034 MORTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  035 BURLEIGH... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 036 KIDDER...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 040 SLOPE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 041 HETTINGER...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 042 GRANT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 043 BOWMAN...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 044 ADAMS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 045 SIOUX...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 046 EMMONS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 047 LOGAN AND FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 050 MCINTOSH.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TIMING...MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 16 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 40S TO LOWER 50S.

* IMPACTS...RAPID FIRE SPREAD WITH ANY START.

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 CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
238 PM CDT SUN APR 19 2015

...VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR MONDAY...

SDZ267>272-200345-
/O.NEW.KABR.FW.W.0014.150420T1700Z-150421T0100Z/
LOWER BAD RIVER-UPPER CHEYENNE-UPPER MISSOURI COTEAU-
MISSOURI COTEAU-UPPER JAMES RIVER-PRAIRIE COTEAU-
238 PM CDT SUN APR 19 2015 /138 PM MDT SUN APR 19 2015/

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON CDT /11 AM MDT/ TO 8 PM
CDT /7 PM MDT/ MONDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 267...268...269...270...271 AND 272...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ABERDEEN HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM NOON CDT /11 AM MDT/ TO 8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/ MONDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN SOUTH DAKOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 267...
  268...269...270...271 AND 272.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 45 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...FROM 15 TO 25 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...FIRES COULD SPREAD VERY QUICKLY DUE TO DEAD
  FUELS...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY.

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 CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$


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