Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
304 AM CDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...CRITICAL FIRE DANGER...

.A SURGE OF VERY WARM DRY WILL MOVE INTO WESTERN NEBRASKA THIS
AFTERNOON WITH TEMPERATURES CLOSE TO 80 AND HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW
15 PERCENT. WIND GUSTS TO 25 MPH ARE EXPECTED LATE THIS AFTERNOON.

NEZ204-290200-
/O.NEW.KLBF.FW.W.0009.150328T1900Z-150329T0200Z/
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
204 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM
MDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE
EASTERN PANHANDLE AND CRESCENT LAKE NWR...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTH PLATTE HAS ISSUED A RED
FLAG WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN NEBRASKA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 204 EASTERN
  PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY RANGE FIRE THAT START MAY HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO
  BURN OUT OF CONTROL AND EXHIBIT EXTREME BURNING BEHAVIOR. A
  POWERFUL COLD FRONT WILL ARRIVE AROUND MIDNIGHT PROVIDING A
  CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENT FOR ANY FIRES STILL UNDERWAY.

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 WILL
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

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