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  • Red Flag Warning for Wallace County, Kansas
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
  • Effective: Friday, March 11, 2011 at 3:15 p.m.
  • Expires: Friday, March 11, 2011 at 7 p.m.
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS115 PM MST FRI MAR 11 2011...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED....A COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS THE AREA TODAY BRINGING STRONGNORTHERLY WINDS TO THE AREA. AHEAD OF THIS FRONT...TEMPERATURESWILL RAPIDLY WARM INTO THE LOWER 70S CREATING VERY LOW RELATIVEHUMIDITIES. AS THE FRONT MOVES INTO THE AREA WINDS WILL SHIFT TOTHE NORTH AND INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. WHILEHUMIDITIES WILL IMPROVE AS THE FRONT PASSES...THE COMBINATION OFSTRONG WINDS AND SEVERAL HOURS OF DRY CONDITIONS WILL CREATECRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TODAY.COZ253-254-KSZ013-027-041-120000-/O.CON.KGLD.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-110312T0000Z/KIT CARSON-CHEYENNE CO-SHERMAN-WALLACE-GREELEY-115 PM MST FRI MAR 11 2011...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THISAFTERNOON FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE ZONES 013...027...041...253 AND 254...A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THISAFTERNOON.* AFFECTED AREA: IN COLORADO...FIRE ZONE 253 KIT CARSON...FIREZONE 254 CHEYENNE CO. IN KANSAS...FIRE ZONE 013 SHERMAN...FIRE ZONE 027 WALLACE...FIRE ZONE 041 GREELEY.* WIND: WINDS WILL BE OUT OF THE NORTH AT 15 TO 25 MPH WITHGUSTS AS HIGH AS 40 MPH IN SOME LOCATIONS. WINDS WILL BE THESTRONGEST NORTH OF A STRATTON COLORADO TO SHARON SPRINGSKANSAS LINE.* HUMIDITY: HUMIDITIES WILL FALL TO 15 TO 20 PERCENT.* IMPACTS: FIRES WILL START AND SPREAD QUICKLY AND BURNINTENSELY. ALTHOUGH A COLD FRONT WILL PROVIDE INCREASEDHUMIDITIES THIS AFTERNOON...WINDS WILL INCREASE AS WELLMAKING FIRE CONTROL VERY DIFFICULT.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONSARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR ARE IMMINENT. A COMBINATION OFSTRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILLCREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.&&$$JRMHTTP://WEATHER.GOV/GOODLAND

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