Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS
1155 PM CDT TUE APR 22 2014

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

.VERY WARM AND WINDY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BEHIND A
DRYLINE AS IT MOVES EAST ACROSS EXTREME SOUTHWEST KANSAS WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON. THIS WILL CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

KSZ074-075-084-085-231500-
/O.CON.KDDC.FW.W.0011.140423T1800Z-140424T0100Z/
STANTON-GRANT-MORTON-STEVENS-
1155 PM CDT TUE APR 22 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 8 PM CDT
WEDNESDAY 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 AROUND 25 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.

&&

$$

GERARD




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