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  • Red Flag Warning for Wichita County, Kansas
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
  • Effective: Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 12:09 p.m.
  • Expires: Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 7 p.m.
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS1009 AM MST SUN FEB 20 2011...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TODAY....STRONG WESTERLY WINDS WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE AREA IN ADVANCE OF ASTRONG COLD FRONT. TO THE SOUTH OF THIS FRONT...DRY AIR WILLCOMBINE WITH STRONG WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH TO CREATE CRITICAL FIREWEATHER CONDITIONS.COZ254-KSZ041-042-210000-/O.NEW.KGLD.FW.W.0003.110220T1709Z-110221T0000Z/CHEYENNE CO-GREELEY-WICHITA-1009 AM MST SUN FEB 20 2011 /1109 AM CST SUN FEB 20 2011/...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST /6 PM CST/ THISAFTERNOON FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE ZONES 041...042 AND 254...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GOODLAND HAS ISSUED A RED FLAGWARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST /6 PM CST/ THISAFTERNOON.* AFFECTED AREA: IN COLORADO...FIRE ZONE 254 CHEYENNE CO. INKANSAS...FIRE ZONE 041 GREELEY...FIRE ZONE 042 WICHITA.* WIND:WESTERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE AREAWITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH POSSIBLE* HUMIDITY: RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL FALL TO 10 TO 20 PERCENT.* IMPACTS: STRONG WINDS AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CREATE CRITICALFIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS. FIRES WILL START AND SPREAD QUICKLY ANDBURN INTENSELY. A COLD FRONT WILL SLOWLY WORK ITS WAY INTO THEAREA THIS AFTERNOON...SHIFTING WINDS TO THE NORTH AND ALLOWINGHUMIDITIES TO RECOVER.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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