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  • Fire Weather Watch for Russell County, Kansas
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
  • Effective: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 4:26 a.m.
  • Expires: Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 7 p.m.
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS326 AM CST WED FEB 16 2011...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL KANSAS ON THURSDAYAFTERNOON....THE COMBINATION OF STRONG SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS...DRY GRASSLANDSAND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL RESULT IN EXTREME GRASSLAND FIREDANGER FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL KANSAS...GENERALLY WEST OF HIGHWAY 14.KSZ032-047-162230-/O.CON.KICT.FW.A.0001.110217T1800Z-110218T0000Z/RUSSELL-BARTON-326 AM CST WED FEB 16 2011...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOREXTREME GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 032 AND047...* TIMING...EXTREME GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER IS ANTICIPATEDTHURSDAY AFTERNOON GENERALLY WEST OF HIGHWAY 14.* WINDS...WILL BE STOUT OUT OF THE SOUTHWEST...WITH SPEEDS OF20 TO 25 MPH...WITH SOME GUSTS TO 35 MPH.* HUMIDITY...VALUES IN THE AFTERNOON WILL DROP AS LOW AS 20PERCENT.* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.AVOID OUTDOOR BURNING!PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONSARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLERED FLAG WARNINGS.PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THEFIELD OF THIS FIRE WEATHER PRODUCT.&&$$JMC

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