Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Hastings, NE

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
424 AM CDT TUE APR 15 2014

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL DEPART THE REGION TODAY...WITH LOW PRESSURE
DIVING INTO SOUTH DAKOTA. THE AIR IS VERY DRY...AND MUCH WARMER
TEMPERATURES WILL FORCE THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY TO PLUMMET THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SOUTH WINDS WILL INCREASE AND BECOME GUSTY
TODAY. THESE FACTORS WILL COMBINE TO RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS.

KSZ005>007-017>019-151700-
/O.UPG.KGID.FW.A.0008.140415T1800Z-140416T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KGID.FW.W.0012.140415T1800Z-140416T0100Z/
PHILLIPS-SMITH-JEWELL-ROOKS-OSBORNE-MITCHELL-
424 AM CDT TUE APR 15 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM
CDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 005...006...007...017...018 AND 019...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HASTINGS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING. THE FIRE
WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN KANSAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 005 PHILLIPS...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 006 SMITH...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 007 JEWELL...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 017 ROOKS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 018 OSBORNE AND
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 019 MITCHELL.

* WINDS...SUSTAINED FROM THE SOUTH OR SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH...
  WITH GUSTS OF 30 MPH.

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

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL SPREAD QUICKLY...BE
  DIFFICULT TO CONTROL...AND WILL EXHIBIT EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

* RECOMMENDATIONS...ALL POTENTIAL IGNITION SOURCES SHOULD BE USED
  WITH EXTREME CAUTION...AND ANY BURNING SHOULD BE POSTPONED.

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.

&&

$$

NEZ074>077-082>087-151700-
/O.NEW.KGID.FW.W.0012.140415T1800Z-140416T0100Z/
KEARNEY-ADAMS-CLAY-FILLMORE-FURNAS-HARLAN-FRANKLIN-WEBSTER-
NUCKOLLS-THAYER-
424 AM CDT TUE APR 15 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM
CDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 074...075...076...077...082...083...084...085...
086 AND 087...

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

* AFFECTED AREA...IN NEBRASKA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 074 KEARNEY...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 075 ADAMS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 076 CLAY...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 077 FILLMORE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 082
  FURNAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 083 HARLAN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 084
  FRANKLIN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 085 WEBSTER...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  086 NUCKOLLS AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 087 THAYER.

* WINDS...SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 16 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL SPREAD QUICKLY...BE
  DIFFICULT TO CONTROL...AND WILL EXHIBIT EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

* RECOMMENDATIONS...ALL POTENTIAL IGNITION SOURCES SHOULD BE USED
  WITH EXTREME CAUTION...AND ANY BURNING SHOULD BE POSTPONED.

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.

&&

$$

HALBLAUB



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