Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Hastings, NE

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WWUS83 KGID 241705
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
1205 PM CDT THU APR 24 2014

NEZ039-046-060-072-082-250000-
/O.NEW.KGID.FW.W.0013.140424T1705Z-140425T0000Z/
VALLEY-SHERMAN-DAWSON-GOSPER-FURNAS-
1205 PM CDT THU APR 24 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 039...046...
060...072 AND 082...

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 CDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN NEBRASKA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 039 VALLEY...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 046 SHERMAN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 060 DAWSON...
   FIRE WEATHER ZONE 072 GOSPER AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 082 FURNAS.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST AT 20 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 30 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...15 TO 20 PERCENT

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

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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