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  • Red Flag Warning for Riley County, Kansas
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
  • Effective: Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 2:29 p.m.
  • Expires: Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 7 p.m.
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS129 PM CST THU FEB 17 2011.WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPHWILL COUPLE WITH CURED FUELS AND MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELSOF 15 TO 20 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON. THESE CONDITIONS WILL BESUPPORTIVE OF DANGEROUS FIRE BEHAVIOR AND RAPID GROWTHCHARACTERISTICS.KSZ009-021-022-035-036-180000-/O.EXA.KTOP.FW.W.0001.000000T0000Z-110218T0000Z/WASHINGTON-CLAY-RILEY-DICKINSON-GEARY-129 PM CST THU FEB 17 2011...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING FORGUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 009...021...022...035 AND 036...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TOPEKA...IN COORDINATION WITHAREA LAND MANAGEMENT AGENCIES... HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING.* AFFECTED AREA...IN KANSAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 009 WASHINGTONCOUNTY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 021 CLAY COUNTY...FIRE WEATHERZONE 022 RILEY COUNTY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 035 DICKINSONCOUNTY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 036 GEARY COUNTY.* WIND...WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TOAROUND 30 MPH.* HUMIDITY...MINIMUM AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS WILLFALL INTO THE 15 TO 20 PERCENT RANGE.* IMPACTS...THESE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL COUPLE WITH CUREDGRASSES...AND BE SUPPORTIVE OF EXTREMELY DANGEROUS FIREBEHAVIOR AND RAPID GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONSARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF DRYFUELS...STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARMTEMPERATURES WILL CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.&&$$

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