Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS
WWUS83 KGLD 221850
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Goodland KS
1250 PM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017
...Critical fire weather conditions expected along and west
of the Colorado Kansas border Thursday...
.The combination of strong southwest winds and relative humidity
falling to 15 percent or less will create critical fire weather
conditions for areas along and west of the Colorado Kansas border.
Outdoor burning is highly discouraged.
1250 PM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017 /150 PM CDT Wed Mar 22 2017/
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT /1 PM CDT/ TO 7 PM
MDT /8 PM CDT/ THURSDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 001...013...027...041...079...252...253 AND
The National Weather Service in Goodland has issued a Red Flag
Warning for wind and low relative humidity...which is in effect
from noon MDT /1 PM CDT/ to 7 PM MDT /8 PM CDT/ Thursday. The Fire
Weather Watch is no longer in effect.
* Affected Area...In Colorado...Fire Weather Zone 252 Yuma...
Fire Weather Zone 253 Kit Carson and Fire Weather Zone 254
Cheyenne. In Kansas...Fire Weather Zone 001 Cheyenne...Fire
Weather Zone 013 Sherman...Fire Weather Zone 027 Wallace and
Fire Weather Zone 041 Greeley. In Nebraska...Fire Weather Zone
* Winds...South to southwest 15 to 30 mph with higher gusts.
* Relative Humidity...As low as 10 percent.
* Temperatures...In the upper 70s to low 80s.
* Impacts...Any fires that start will have extreme fire behavior
and spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not advised.
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now...or are imminent. A combination of
strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.
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