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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:38 AM CST Dec. 11, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from 11 am this morning to 6 PM CST
this evening for wind and low relative humidity for fire weather
zones 030... 031... 045... 046... 065... 066... 079... 080... 081 and
090...

The National Weather Service in Dodge City has issued a red flag
warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect
from 11 am this morning to 6 PM CST this evening. The Fire Weather
Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area... in Kansas... fire weather zone 030 Trego... fire
weather zone 031 Ellis... fire weather zone 045 Ness... fire
weather zone 046 rush... fire weather zone 065 Pawnee... fire
weather zone 066 Stafford... fire weather zone 079 Edwards...
fire weather zone 080 Kiowa... fire weather zone 081 Pratt and
fire weather zone 090 Barber.

* Winds... northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 14 percent.

* Impacts... any fires that start will have extreme fire behavior
and spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not advised.

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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