Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS
WWUS83 KDDC 230738
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
238 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017
238 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017 /138 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017/
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON CDT /11 AM MDT/ TODAY TO
8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/ THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 061...074 AND 084...
The National Weather Service in Dodge City has issued a Red Flag
Warning For wind and low relative humidity...which is in effect
from noon CDT /11 AM MDT/ today to 8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/ this
evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.
* Affected Area...in Kansas...Fire Weather Zone 061 Hamilton...
Fire Weather Zone 074 Stanton and Fire Weather Zone 084 Morton.
* Winds...south 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
* Relative Humidity...15-20 percent.
* Impacts...Any fires that start will have extreme fire behavior
and spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not advised.
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.
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