Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Goodland KS
213 AM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS POSSIBLE THURSDAY...

.Unseasonably hot temperatures will combine with a dry air mass
resulting in low relative humidity values across portions of
eastern Colorado, northwest Kansas, and southwest Nebraska
Thursday afternoon and early Thursday evening. Gusty south winds
will develop by midday Thursday and continue into Thursday
evening, with gusts around 35 mph possible. There is still
uncertainty to where the cutoff will be for the driest conditions,
however at this time locations west of Highway 83 appear to have
the best chance for critical fire weather conditions to develop.

COZ252>254-KSZ001-002-013-014-027-028-041-042-NEZ079-080-210000-
/O.NEW.KGLD.FW.A.0019.170921T1800Z-170922T0100Z/
Yuma-Kit Carson-Cheyenne-Rawlins-Sherman-Thomas-Wallace-Logan-
Greeley-Wichita-Dundy-Hitchcock-
213 AM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017 /313 AM CDT Wed Sep 20 2017/

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 001...002...013...014...027...028...041...042...
079...080...252...253 AND 254...

The National Weather Service in Goodland has issued a Fire
Weather Watch for wind and low relative humidity...which is in
effect from Thursday afternoon through Thursday evening.

* Affected Area...In Colorado...Fire Weather Zone 252 Yuma...
  Fire Weather Zone 253 Kit Carson and Fire Weather Zone 254
  Cheyenne. In Kansas...Fire Weather Zone 001 Cheyenne...Fire
  Weather Zone 002 Rawlins...Fire Weather Zone 013 Sherman...
  Fire Weather Zone 014 Thomas...Fire Weather Zone 027 Wallace...
  Fire Weather Zone 028 Logan...Fire Weather Zone 041 Greeley
  and Fire Weather Zone 042 Wichita. In Nebraska...Fire Weather
  Zone 079 Dundy and Fire Weather Zone 080 Hitchcock.

* Winds...South 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 13 percent.

* Impacts...Any fires that start will have extreme fire behavior
  and spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not advised.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.

&&

$$

For more information from NOAA/National Weather Service visit...
http://weather.gov/gld



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