Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Hastings, NE

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Hastings NE
1024 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

KSZ005-017-018-190100-
/O.NEW.KGID.FW.W.0002.180218T1800Z-180219T0100Z/
Phillips-Rooks-Osborne-
1024 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 005,
017 AND 018...

The National Weather Service in Hastings has issued a Red Flag
Warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect
until 7 PM CST this evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...In Kansas, Fire Weather Zone 005 Phillips,
  Fire Weather Zone 017 Rooks and Fire Weather Zone 018 Osborne.

* WINDS...South 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* TIMING...This afternoon to 7 pm this evening.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 18 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that occur will spread rapidly, be difficult
  to contain and will exhibit extreme fire behavior. Use caution
  if engaging in activities that could start a fire.

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.

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