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  • Red Flag Warning for Trego County, Kansas
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
  • Effective: Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 4:23 a.m.
  • Expires: Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 7 p.m.
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS323 AM CST THU FEB 17 2011...EXPECT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON....WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS AFTERNOON, ASTEMPERATURES SOAR INTO THE LOWER TO UPPER 70S. RELATIVE HUMIDITIESWILL LOWER INTO THE 12 TO 17 PERCENT RANGE. THESE CONDITIONS FAVORTHE RAPID SPREAD OF OUTDOOR FIRES, INCLUDING WILDFIRES. ALLOUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD BE AVOIDED.KSZ030-031-043>046-061>066-074>081-084>090-180000-/O.CON.KDDC.FW.W.0002.110217T1800Z-110218T0000Z/TREGO-ELLIS-SCOTT-LANE-NESS-RUSH-HAMILTON-KEARNY-FINNEY-HODGEMAN-PAWNEE-STAFFORD-STANTON-GRANT-HASKELL-GRAY-FORD-EDWARDS-KIOWA-PRATT-MORTON-STEVENS-SEWARD-MEADE-CLARK-COMANCHE-BARBER-323 AM CST THU FEB 17 2011 /223 AM MST THU FEB 17 2011/...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CST /11 AM MST/TODAY TO 6 PM CST /5 PM MST/ THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOWHUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 030...031...043...044...045...046...061...062...063...064...065...066...074...075...076...077...078...079...080...081...084...085...086...087...088...089 AND090...* WIND...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH ARE EXPECTED,WITH FREQUENT GUSTS TO 35 MPH DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS.* HUMIDITY...RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL FALL TO BELOW 15PERCENT IN THE AFTERNOON.* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND GUSTYWINDS COULD CAUSE ANY FIRES TO BECOME QUICKLY OUT OF 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.&&$$YOU MAY STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE WEATHER BY VISITING OUR WEB SITEAT: HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/DDCBURKE

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