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  • Fire Weather Watch for Morton County, Kansas
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
  • Effective: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 10:11 a.m.
  • Expires: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 7 p.m.
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS1011 AM CDT TUE MAR 15 2011...THE FIRE DANGER WILL HEIGHTEN WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AFTERNOONS..VERY WARM TEMPERATURES, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AND STRONG WINDSWILL COMBINE TO CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS BOTHWEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND THURSDAY AFTERNOON. THURSDAY WILL BE THEWARMEST DAY SO FAR THIS YEAR WITH HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.KSZ061-062-074-075-084-085-161000-/O.NEW.KDDC.FW.A.0007.110316T1700Z-110317T0000Z//O.CON.KDDC.FW.A.0006.110317T1800Z-110318T0200Z/HAMILTON-KEARNY-STANTON-GRANT-MORTON-STEVENS-1011 AM CDT TUE MAR 15 2011 /911 AM MDT TUE MAR 15 2011/...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGHWEDNESDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIREWEATHER ZONES 061...062...074...075...084 AND 085......FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOONTHROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FORFIRE WEATHER ZONES 061...062...074...075...084 AND 085...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DODGE CITY HAS ISSUED A FIREWEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONTHROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.* AFFECTED AREA...IN KANSAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 061 HAMILTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 062 KEARNY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 074STANTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 075 GRANT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 084MORTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 085 STEVENS.* GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED WEDNESDAYAFTERNOON.* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL DRY INTO THE 10 TO 20 PERCENT RANGE BYMID AFTERNOON.* FUELS ARE EXTREMELY DRY AND WILL BURN RAPIDLY AND INTENSELY.WILDFIRES WILL EASILY SPREAD AND COULD QUICKLY BECOME DIFFICULTTO CONTROL.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...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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