Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS
322 PM CDT TUE MAR 24 2015

...EXTREME FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON...

.WARM TEMPERATURES... LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES... AND STRONG WINDS
WILL PRODUCE AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE RAPID WILDFIRE GROWTH WILL
OCCUR. AN ABUNDANCE OF VERY DRY LIGHT FUELS WILL FAVOR FIRES THAT
WILL BE DIFFICULT TO CONTROL.

KSZ030-031-043>046-061>066-074>081-084>090-250000-
/O.CON.KDDC.FW.W.0003.000000T0000Z-150325T0000Z/
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-
322 PM CDT TUE MAR 24 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT /6 PM MDT/
THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY 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 AND 090...

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* TIMING...NOON THROUGH 7 PM CDT.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 12 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 60S.

* IMPACTS...RAPIDLY SPREADING FIRES THAT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO
  CONTROL. OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD BE AVOIDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/DDC (ALL LOWER CASE)



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