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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
709 AM CDT Thu Apr 22 2021

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL INTO EASTERN NORTH
DAKOTA THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING...

.Critical fire weather conditions are expected this afternoon and
early this evening east of the Highway 83 corridor. Southwest
winds will reach sustained speeds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts as
high as 35 mph. Minimum relative humidity values are expected to
fall to around 15 percent in north central North Dakota to around
20 percent farther south. Combined with dry fuels, this will
result in critical fire weather conditions.

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/O.CON.KBIS.FW.W.0012.210422T1700Z-210423T0100Z/
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Stutsman-Logan-La Moure-McIntosh-Dickey-
709 AM CDT Thu Apr 22 2021

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM CDT
THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR PORTIONS OF
CENTRAL INTO EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA...

* WINDS...Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 14 percent.

* AFFECTED AREA...Central into eastern North Dakota.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that ignite will spread rapidly and become
  difficult to control or suppress.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Burn bans may be in effect. Contact local authorities for
details.

&&

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