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  • Red Flag Warning for Rawlins County, Kansas
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
  • Effective: Friday, March 11, 2011 at 3:15 p.m.
  • Expires: Friday, March 11, 2011 at 7 p.m.
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS115 PM MST FRI MAR 11 2011...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED....A COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS THE AREA TODAY BRINGING STRONGNORTHERLY WINDS TO THE AREA. AHEAD OF THIS FRONT...TEMPERATURESWILL RAPIDLY WARM INTO THE LOWER 70S CREATING VERY LOW RELATIVEHUMIDITIES. AS THE FRONT MOVES INTO THE AREA WINDS WILL SHIFT TOTHE NORTH AND INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. WHILEHUMIDITIES WILL IMPROVE AS THE FRONT PASSES...THE COMBINATION OFSTRONG WINDS AND SEVERAL HOURS OF DRY CONDITIONS WILL CREATECRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TODAY.KSZ001>004-014>016-NEZ079>081-120000-/O.EXA.KGLD.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-110312T0000Z/CHEYENNE KS-RAWLINS-DECATUR-NORTON-THOMAS-SHERIDAN-GRAHAM-DUNDY-HITCHCOCK-RED WILLOW-115 PM MST FRI MAR 11 2011 /215 PM CST FRI MAR 11 2011/...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST /6 PM CST/ THISAFTERNOON FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE ZONES 001...002...003...004...014...015...016...079...080 AND 081...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GOODLAND HAS ISSUED A RED FLAGWARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST /6 PM CST/ THISAFTERNOON.* AFFECTED AREA: IN KANSAS...FIRE ZONE 001 CHEYENNE KS...FIREZONE 002 RAWLINS...FIRE ZONE 003 DECATUR...FIRE ZONE 004NORTON...FIRE ZONE 014 THOMAS...FIRE ZONE 015 SHERIDAN...FIREZONE 016 GRAHAM. IN NEBRASKA...FIRE ZONE 079 DUNDY...FIREZONE 080 HITCHCOCK...FIRE ZONE 081 RED WILLOW.* WIND: WINDS WILL BE OUT OF THE NORTH AT 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTSAS HIGH AS 50 MPH IN SOME LOCATIONS ALONG THE KANSAS ANDNEBRASKA STATE LINE* HUMIDITY: HUMIDITIES WILL FALL TO 15 TO 20 PERCENT.* IMPACTS: FIRES WILL START AND SPREAD QUICKLY AND BURN INTENSELY.ALL OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD BE AVOIDED.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONSARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR ARE IMMINENT. A COMBINATION OFSTRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILLCREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.&&$$

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