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  • Fire Weather Watch for Lane County, Kansas
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
  • Effective: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 2:36 p.m.
  • Expires: Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 7 p.m.
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS136 PM CST WED FEB 16 2011...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOONAND AGAIN ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON....A WESTERLY DOWNSLOPE PATTERN WILL FOSTER STRONG WINDS AND UNSEASONABLYWARM TEMPERATURES THROUGH THURSDAY. STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTHWESTWINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL PROVIDE FAVORABLE CONDITIONSFOR THE RAPID SPREAD OF WILDFIRES.KSZ043-044-061>063-074>078-084>088-170745-/O.CON.KDDC.FW.W.0001.000000T0000Z-110217T0000Z//O.CON.KDDC.FW.A.0002.110217T1800Z-110218T0000Z/SCOTT-LANE-HAMILTON-KEARNY-FINNEY-STANTON-GRANT-HASKELL-GRAY-FORD-MORTON-STEVENS-SEWARD-MEADE-CLARK-136 PM CST WED FEB 16 2011 /1236 PM MST WED FEB 16 2011/...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST /5 PM MST/THIS EVENING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 043...044...061...062...063...074...075...076...077...078...084...085...086...087 AND 088......FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THURSDAY AFTERNOON FORFIRE WEATHER ZONES 043...044...061...062...063...074...075...076...077...078...084...085...086...087 AND 088...* AFFECTED AREA...IN KANSAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 043 SCOTT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 044 LANE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 061 HAMILTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 062 KEARNY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 063FINNEY... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 074 STANTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE075 GRANT... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 076 HASKELL...FIRE WEATHERZONE 077 GRAY... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 078 FORD...FIRE WEATHERZONE 084 MORTON... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 085 STEVENS...FIREWEATHER ZONE 086 SEWARD...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 087 MEADE...FIREWEATHER ZONE 088 CLARK.* WIND...SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITHFREQUENT GUSTS OF 30 MPH BY THE AFTERNOON HOURS.* HUMIDITY...RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL FALL TO 10 TO 15PERCENT IN THE AFTERNOON.* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND GUSTYWINDS MAY CAUSE FIRES TO BECOME QUICKLY OUT OF CONTROL.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.A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONSARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLERED FLAG WARNINGS.&&$$

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