Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS
503 AM CDT MON MAR 23 2015

...EXTREME FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS LIKELY TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.WARM TEMPERATURES, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES, AND STRONG WINDS CAN
BE EXPECTED TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THESE CONDITIONS SUPPORT AN
ENVIRONMENT WHERE RAPID WILDFIRE GROWTH WILL OCCUR. AN ABUNDANCE
OF VERY DRY LIGHT FUELS WILL FAVOR FIRES THAT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO
CONTROL.

KSZ030-043>045-061>064-075>078-086>088-232115-
/O.UPG.KDDC.FW.A.0003.150324T1800Z-150325T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KDDC.FW.W.0003.150324T1800Z-150325T0000Z/
TREGO-SCOTT-LANE-NESS-HAMILTON-KEARNY-FINNEY-HODGEMAN-GRANT-
HASKELL-GRAY-FORD-SEWARD-MEADE-CLARK-
503 AM CDT MON MAR 23 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT /NOON MDT/ TO 7 PM
CDT /6 PM MDT/ TUESDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 030...043...044...045...061...062...063...
064...075...076...077...078...086...087 AND 088...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DODGE CITY HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 1 PM CDT /NOON MDT/ TO 7 PM CDT /6 PM MDT/ TUESDAY. THE FIRE
WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN KANSAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 030 TREGO...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 043 SCOTT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 044 LANE...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 045 NESS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 061 HAMILTON...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 062 KEARNY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 063 FINNEY...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 064 HODGEMAN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 075 GRANT...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 076 HASKELL...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 077 GRAY...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 078 FORD...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 086 SEWARD...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 087 MEADE AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 088 CLARK.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* TIMING...NOON THROUGH 7 PM CDT.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 10 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...70 TO 75.

* 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.

&&

$$

KSZ031-046-065-066-079>081-089-090-232115-
/O.EXA.KDDC.FW.A.0003.150324T1800Z-150325T0000Z/
ELLIS-RUSH-PAWNEE-STAFFORD-EDWARDS-KIOWA-PRATT-COMANCHE-BARBER-
503 AM CDT MON MAR 23 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 031...046...065...066...079...080...081...089 AND
090...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DODGE CITY HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN KANSAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 031 ELLIS...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 046 RUSH...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 065 PAWNEE...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 066 STAFFORD...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 079 EDWARDS...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 080 KIOWA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 081 PRATT...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 089 COMANCHE AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 090
  BARBER.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* TIMING...NOON THROUGH 7 PM CDT.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 14 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 70S.

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

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.

&&

$$

KSZ074-084-085-232115-
/O.CON.KDDC.FW.A.0003.150324T1800Z-150325T0000Z/
STANTON-MORTON-STEVENS-
503 AM CDT MON MAR 23 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AND STRONG
WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 030...043...044...045...061...062...
063...064...074...075...076...077...078...084...085...086...
087 AND 088...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN KANSAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 074 STANTON...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 084 MORTON AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 085 STEVENS.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TIMING...NOON THROUGH 7 PM CDT.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 11 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...LOWER 70S.

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

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/DDC (ALL LOWER CASE)



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