Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS
327 PM 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.

KSZ031-046-065-066-074-079>081-084-085-089-090-241200-
/O.UPG.KDDC.FW.A.0003.150324T1800Z-150325T0000Z/
/O.EXA.KDDC.FW.W.0003.150324T1800Z-150325T0000Z/
ELLIS-RUSH-PAWNEE-STAFFORD-STANTON-EDWARDS-KIOWA-PRATT-MORTON-
STEVENS-COMANCHE-BARBER-
327 PM CDT MON MAR 23 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM CDT TUESDAY FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 031...046...
065...066...074...079...080...081...084...085...089 AND 090...

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 TO 7 PM CDT TUESDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* 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 074 STANTON...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 079 EDWARDS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 080 KIOWA...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 081 PRATT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 084 MORTON...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 085 STEVENS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 089 COMANCHE
  AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 090 BARBER.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* TIMING...NOON THROUGH 7 PM CDT.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 TO 15 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...LOW 70S.

* 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.

&&

$$

KSZ030-043>045-061>064-075>078-086>088-241200-
/O.CON.KDDC.FW.W.0003.150324T1800Z-150325T0000Z/
TREGO-SCOTT-LANE-NESS-HAMILTON-KEARNY-FINNEY-HODGEMAN-GRANT-
HASKELL-GRAY-FORD-SEWARD-MEADE-CLARK-
327 PM CDT MON MAR 23 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS 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...

* 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 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* TIMING...NOON THROUGH 7 PM CDT.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 TO 15 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...LOW 70S.

* 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)

SUGDEN


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