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  • Fire Weather Watch for Trego County, Kansas
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
  • Effective: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 2:36 p.m.
  • Expires: Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 7 p.m.
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS136 PM CST WED FEB 16 2011...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOONAND AGAIN ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON....A WESTERLY DOWNSLOPE PATTERN WILL FOSTER STRONG WINDS AND UNSEASONABLYWARM TEMPERATURES THROUGH THURSDAY. STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTHWESTWINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL PROVIDE FAVORABLE CONDITIONSFOR THE RAPID SPREAD OF WILDFIRES.KSZ030-045-064-170745-/O.EXA.KDDC.FW.W.0001.000000T0000Z-110217T0000Z//O.CON.KDDC.FW.A.0002.110217T1800Z-110218T0000Z/TREGO-NESS-HODGEMAN-136 PM CST WED FEB 16 2011...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENINGFOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 030...045 AND 064......FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THURSDAY AFTERNOON FORFIRE WEATHER ZONES 030...045 AND 064...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DODGE CITY HAS ISSUED A RED FLAGWARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING.* AFFECTED AREA...IN KANSAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 030 TREGO...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 045 NESS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 064 HODGEMAN.* WIND...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH ARE EXPECTEDWITH FREQUENT GUSTS OF 35 MPH BY THE AFTERNOON HOURS.* HUMIDITY...RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL FALL TO 10 TO 20PERCENT IN THE AFTERNOON.* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND GUSTYWINDS MAY CAUSE FIRES TO BECOME QUICKLY OUT OF CONTROL.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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