Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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WWUS83 KLBF 290440
RFWLBF

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
1140 PM CDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...CRITICAL FIRE DANGER...

.A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE EASTERN NEBRASKA
PANHANDLE AND WESTERN SANDHILLS THROUGH MIDNIGHT MDT. BEHIND THE
FRONT...A SIGNIFICANT WIND SHIFT AND STRONG NORTHWESTERLY WINDS OF
30 TO 45 MPH ARE LIKELY IMMEDIATELY BEHIND THE FRONT. IN ADDITION
TO WIND...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE AS WELL AND GIVEN
THE HIGH BASED NATURE OF THE STORMS...DRY LIGHTNING IS POSSIBLE.

NEZ204-290800-
/O.EXT.KLBF.FW.W.0009.000000T0000Z-150329T0800Z/
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-
1040 PM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM MDT SUNDAY FOR DRY
LIGHTNING AND A SIGNIFICANT WIND SHIFT FOR THE EASTERN PANHANDLE
AND CRESCENT LAKE NWR...

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

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...20 TO 30 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY RANGE FIRE THAT START MAY HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO
  BURN OUT OF CONTROL AND EXHIBIT EXTREME BURNING BEHAVIOR. A
  STRONG COLD FRONT AND SIGNIFICANT WIND SHIFT...WILL MAKE
  FIGHTING ANY FIRES WHICH ARE ONGOING...DIFFICULT.

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 AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS WELL AS DRY LIGHTNING...WILL
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

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