Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS
851 AM MDT WED APR 23 2014

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON...

.THE COMBINATION OF SOUTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO 30 MPH AND
RELATIVE HUMIDITY BELOW 15 PERCENT WILL CREATE CRITICAL FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS. A COLD FRONT WILL QUICKLY MOVE THROUGH THE
WARNING AREA LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING SHIFTING WINDS
TO THE NORTH NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH POSSIBLE.

COZ252-KSZ001-013-027-041-232300-
/O.EXB.KGLD.FW.W.0013.140423T1800Z-140423T2300Z/
YUMA-CHEYENNE KS-SHERMAN-WALLACE-GREELEY-
851 AM MDT WED APR 23 2014 /951 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014/

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT /1 PM CDT/ TODAY TO
5 PM MDT /6 PM CDT/ THIS AFTERNOON FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 001...013...027...041 AND 252...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GOODLAND HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM NOON MDT /1 PM CDT/ TODAY TO 5 PM MDT /6 PM CDT/ THIS
AFTERNOON.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN COLORADO...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 252 YUMA. IN
  KANSAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 001 CHEYENNE KS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  013 SHERMAN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 027 WALLACE AND FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 041 GREELEY.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

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

* IMPACTS...THE MAIN IMPACT TO FIRE FIGHTERS WILL BE TIMING THE
  WIND SHIFT WITH THE COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE. EMERGENCY PERSONNEL
  SHOULD KEEP UP TO DATE ON THE WIND FORECAST AS A SUDDEN SHIFT
  FROM THE SOUTHWEST TO THE NORTH WILL OCCUR WITH THE FRONT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR ARE IMMINENT. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

COZ253-254-232300-
/O.EXT.KGLD.FW.W.0013.140423T1800Z-140423T2300Z/
KIT CARSON-CHEYENNE CO-
851 AM MDT WED APR 23 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 5 PM MDT
THIS AFTERNOON FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 253 AND 254...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN COLORADO...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 253 KIT CARSON
  AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 254 CHEYENNE CO.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

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

* IMPACTS...THE MAIN IMPACT TO FIRE FIGHTERS WILL BE TIMING THE
  WIND SHIFT WITH THE COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE. EMERGENCY PERSONNEL
  SHOULD KEEP UP TO DATE ON THE WIND FORECAST AS A SUDDEN SHIFT
  FROM THE SOUTHWEST TO THE NORTH WILL OCCUR WITH THE FRONT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR ARE IMMINENT. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/GLD (ALL LOWER CASE)





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