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  • Red Flag Warning for Barton County, Kansas
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
  • Effective: Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 7:48 a.m.
  • Expires: Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 7 p.m.
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS648 AM CST SUN FEB 20 2011...RED FLAG WARNING FOR MUCH OF CENTRAL...SOUTH-CENTRAL ANDSOUTHEAST KANSAS THIS AFTERNOON....THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS...DRYGRASSLANDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AND ABOVE NORMALTEMPERATURES WILL RESULT IN EXTREME GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER THISAFTERNOON ACROSS MUCH OF CENTRAL...SOUTH-CENTRAL AND SOUTHEASTKANSAS.KSZ032-033-047-048-050-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-210000-/O.CON.KICT.FW.W.0002.110220T1800Z-110221T0000Z/RUSSELL-LINCOLN-BARTON-ELLSWORTH-RICE-RENO-HARVEY-BUTLER-GREENWOOD-WOODSON-ALLEN-KINGMAN-SEDGWICK-HARPER-SUMNER-COWLEY-ELK-WILSON-NEOSHO-CHAUTAUQUA-MONTGOMERY-LABETTE-648 AM CST SUN FEB 20 2011...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM CSTTHIS EVENING FOR EXTREME GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER FOR FIRE WEATHERZONES 032...033...047...048...050...067...068...069...070...071...072...082...083...091...092...093...094...095...096...098...099 AND 100...* TIMING...EXTREME GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER IS ANTICIPATED THISAFTERNOON OVER MUCH OF CENTRAL...SOUTH-CENTRAL AND SOUTHEASTKANSAS.* WIND...WILL BE STOUT OUT OF THE SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST AT 30MPH...WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.AVOID OUTDOOR BURNING!PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONSARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OFSTRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILLCREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THEFIELD OF THIS FIRE WEATHER PRODUCT.&&$$KRC/ADK

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