Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service North Platte NE
409 AM CST Tue Feb 21 2017

...Red Flag Warning This Afternoon...

.Temperatures are forecast to climb to record values this
afternoon. The combination of west winds gusting 20 to 30
mph...very low humidity levels...and dry fuels will result in
critical fire weather conditions this afternoon. Burning should be
postponed...and all possible ignition sources should be used with
extreme care.

NEZ209-211815-
/O.NEW.KLBF.FW.W.0001.170221T1800Z-170222T0000Z/
Loup Rivers Basin-
409 AM CST Tue Feb 21 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE
209...

The National Weather Service in North Platte has issued a Red
Flag Warning, which is in effect from noon today to 6 PM CST this
evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 209.

* WIND...West 15 to 25 mph with a few gusts to 30 mph.

* HUMIDITY...As low as 16 percent.

* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly...be
  difficult to control...and 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.

&&

$$

Roberg



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