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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 12:22 PM CDT on May 05, 2016

Expires 10:00 PM EDT on May 05, 2016


... Red flag warning in effect until 9 PM CDT this evening for low
relative humidities and gusty winds for eastern North Dakota and
northwest Minnesota...

The National Weather Service in Grand Forks has issued a red flag
warning for low relative humidities and gusty winds... which is in
effect until 9 PM CDT this evening.

* Affected area... in Minnesota... fire weather zones 001... 002...
003... 004... 005... 006... 007... 008... 009... 013... 014... 015...
016... 017... 022... 023... 024... 027... 028... 029... 030... 031...
032 and 040. In North Dakota... fire weather zones 006... 007...
008... 014... 015... 016... 024... 026... 027... 028... 029... 030...
038... 039... 049... 052... 053 and 054.

* Winds... southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Timing... through this evening.

* Relative humidity... as low as 15 percent.

* Temperatures... in the lower 80s.

* Impacts... any fires that develop could spread rapidly.

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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