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  • Fire Weather Watch for Smith County, Kansas
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
  • Effective: Friday, October 29, 2010 at 3:47 a.m.
  • Expires: Friday, October 29, 2010 at 7 p.m.
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE347 AM CDT FRI OCT 29 2010...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS POSSIBLE ON FRIDAY....WARMER TEMPERATURES...ALONG WITH GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND LOWRELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES ARE EXPECTED AHEAD OF AN APPROACHINGSURFACE TROUGH...WHICH MAY RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHERCONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON.KSZ006-017-291700-/O.EXA.KGID.FW.A.0004.101029T1800Z-101030T0000Z/SMITH-ROOKS-347 AM CDT FRI OCT 29 2010...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOONTHROUGH THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIREWEATHER ZONES 006 AND 017...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HASTINGS HAS ISSUED A FIREWEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOONTHROUGH THIS EVENING.* AFFECTED AREA...IN KANSAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 006 SMITH...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 017 ROOKS.* SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS WILL BE ON THE INCREASE DURING THEMORNING HOURS ON FRIDAY...WITH SUSTAINED SPEEDS NEAR 20 MPHAND GUSTS OF 25 TO 30 MPH EXPECTED BY AFTERNOON.* AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES NEAR OR LESS THAN 20PERCENT ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE AREA.* WARMER TEMPERATURES...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES AND STRONGWINDS ALONG WITH FAVORABLE FUELS MAY PROMOTE EXPLOSIVE FIREGROWTH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONSARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLERED FLAG WARNINGS.&&$$

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