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  • Red Flag Warning for Saline County, Kansas
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
  • Effective: Friday, March 11, 2011 at 4:10 p.m.
  • Expires: Friday, March 11, 2011 at 8 p.m.
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS310 PM CST FRI MAR 11 2011...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF CENTRAL...SOUTHCENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS THROUGH 7 PM...KSZ049>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-120100-/O.CON.KICT.FW.W.0003.000000T0000Z-110312T0100Z/SALINE-RICE-MCPHERSON-MARION-CHASE-RENO-HARVEY-BUTLER-GREENWOOD-WOODSON-ALLEN-KINGMAN-SEDGWICK-HARPER-SUMNER-COWLEY-ELK-WILSON-NEOSHO-CHAUTAUQUA-MONTGOMERY-LABETTE-310 PM CST FRI MAR 11 2011...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CST THIS EVENINGFOR EXTREME GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 049...050...051...052...053...067...068...069...070...071...072...082...083...091...092...093...094...095...096...098...099 AND 100...* TIMING...EXTREME FIRE DANGER IS ANTICIPATED INTO EARLY THISEVENING OVER SOUTH CENTRAL...SOUTHEAST...AND PORTIONS OFCENTRAL KANSAS.* WINDS...WILL BE STOUT OUT OF THE SOUTHWEST AT 20 TO 30 MPHGENERALLY SOUTHEAST OF THE TURNPIKE WITH GUSTS UP TO 35MPH...AHEAD OF AN ADVANCING COLD FRONT. BEHIND THE COLD FRONTOVER CENTRAL KANSAS...STOUT NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS AREANTICIPATED. WIND SPEEDS ALONG THE COLD FRONT WILL BE LIGHT ANDVARIABLE.* IMPACTS...TWO LARGE GRASS FIRES HAVE ALREADY BEENCONFIRMED...ONE IN EASTERN ELK COUNTY AND ANOTHER IN EASTERNBUTLER COUNTY. ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREADRAPIDLY. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED AND SHOULD BEAVOIDED.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONSARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OFSTRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILLCREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THEFIELD OF THIS FIRE WEATHER PRODUCT.&&$$DUNTEN/ADK

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