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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
644 AM CDT Fri May 7 2021

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR MUCH OF WESTERN NORTH DAKOTA THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

.Critical fire weather conditions are expected across much of
western North Dakota this afternoon and evening. Southeast winds
are expected to increase to sustained speeds around 20 to 25 mph
this afternoon, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Despite increasing
high clouds, high temperatures are expected to reach the mid 60s,
with relative humidity falling into the 15 to 20 percent range.
These conditions combined with dry vegetation will result in
critical fire weather conditions.

NDZ001-009-017-018-031>033-040-041-043-044-072345-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.W.0016.210507T1800Z-210508T0200Z/
Divide-Williams-McKenzie-Dunn-Golden Valley-Billings-Stark-Slope-
Hettinger-Bowman-Adams-
644 AM CDT Fri May 7 2021 /544 AM MDT Fri May 7 2021/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT /NOON MDT/
THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM CDT /8 PM MDT/ THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR MUCH OF WESTERN NORTH DAKOTA...

* WINDS...Southeast 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 15 percent.

* AFFECTED AREA...Much of western 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.

&&

$$

Hollan

U.S. Dept. of Commerce
NOAA National Weather Service
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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