Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS
818 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

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

.VERY WARM AND WINDY CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP BEHIND A DRYLINE ACROSS
EXTREME SOUTHWEST KANSAS TODAY. THIS WILL CREATE CRITICAL FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS.

KSZ074-075-084-085-240100-
/O.CON.KDDC.FW.W.0011.140423T1800Z-140424T0100Z/
STANTON-GRANT-MORTON-STEVENS-
818 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
8 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS
FOR FAR SOUTHWEST KANSAS...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 074 STANTON...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 075 GRANT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 084 MORTON AND FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 085 STEVENS.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* TIMING...1 PM THROUGH 8 PM.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 11 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 80S.

* IMPACTS...FIRES CAN RAPIDLY BECOME OUT OF CONTROL.

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.

&&

$$


BURGERT




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