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  • Fire Weather Watch for Pawnee 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.KSZ031-046-065-066-079>081-089-090-170745-/O.CON.KDDC.FW.A.0002.110217T1800Z-110218T0000Z/ELLIS-RUSH-PAWNEE-STAFFORD-EDWARDS-KIOWA-PRATT-COMANCHE-BARBER-136 PM CST WED FEB 16 2011...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THURSDAY AFTERNOONFOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 031...046...065...066...079...080...081...089 AND 090...* AFFECTED AREA...IN KANSAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 031 ELLIS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 046 RUSH...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 065 PAWNEE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 066 STAFFORD...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 079EDWARDS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 080 KIOWA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 081PRATT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 089 COMANCHE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE090 BARBER.* WIND...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH ARE EXPECTEDWITH FREQUENT GUSTS OF 35 MPH BY THE AFTERNOON HOURS.* HUMIDITY...RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL FALL TO 10 TO20PERCENT 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 FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONSARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLERED FLAG WARNINGS.&&$$06HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/DDC

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