Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Hastings, NE

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WWUS83 KGID 231656
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Hastings NE
1156 AM CDT Mon Oct 23 2017

KSZ005-006-017-018-NEZ072-082-083-240000-
/O.CON.KGID.FW.W.0013.171023T1800Z-171024T0000Z/
Phillips-Smith-Rooks-Osborne-Gosper-Furnas-Harlan-
1156 AM CDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING
FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 005,
006, 017, 018, 072, 082 AND 083...

* AFFECTED AREA...In Kansas, Fire Weather Zone 005 Phillips,
  Fire Weather Zone 006 Smith, Fire Weather Zone 017 Rooks and
  Fire Weather Zone 018 Osborne. In Nebraska, Fire Weather Zone
  072 Gosper, Fire Weather Zone 082 Furnas and Fire Weather Zone
  083 Harlan.

* WINDS...Northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* TIMING...This afternoon and early evening.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...15 to 20 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that occur may spread rapidly and be
  difficult to contain. Use caution if engaging in activities
  that could ignite a fire.

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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