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  • Red Flag Warning for Seward County, Kansas
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
  • Effective: Friday, March 11, 2011 at 4:43 p.m.
  • Expires: Friday, March 11, 2011 at 7 p.m.
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS343 PM CST FRI MAR 11 2011...CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR WILL CONTINUETHROUGH LATE AFTERNOON....NORTH WINDS GUSTING IN EXCESS OF 25 MPH ALONG WITH VERY LOWRELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL CONTINUE IN FAR SOUTHWEST KANSAS LATETHIS AFTERNOON. DECREASING WINDS AND INCREASING RELATIVEHUMIDITIES LATER THIS EVENING WILL RESULT IN CONDITIONS LESSFAVORABLE FOR EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.KSZ061-062-074>076-084>087-120000-/O.EXT.KDDC.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-110312T0000Z/HAMILTON-KEARNY-STANTON-GRANT-HASKELL-MORTON-STEVENS-SEWARD-MEADE-343 PM CST FRI MAR 11 2011 /243 PM MST FRI MAR 11 2011/...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST /5 PM MST/ THISEVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES061...062...074...075...076...084...085...086 AND 087...THE RED FLAG WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST /5 PM MST/THIS EVENING.* AFFECTED AREA...IN KANSAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 061 HAMILTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 062 KEARNY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 074STANTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 075 GRANT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 076HASKELL...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 084 MORTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE085 STEVENS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 086 SEWARD...FIRE WEATHERZONE 087 MEADE.* WIND...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPHWILL DECREASE AFTER 600 PM CST.* HUMIDITY...RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AROUND 15 PERCENT GRADUALLY WILLINCREASE TO 20 TO 30 PERCENT AFTER 600 PM CST.* IMPACTS...FUELS ARE EXTREMELY DRY AND WILL BURN RAPIDLY ANDINTENSELY. WILD FIRES WILL SPREAD QUICKLY AND WILL BE VERYDIFFICULT TO CONTROL.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.&&$$HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/DDC

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