Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Omaha/Valley, NE

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE
1033 AM CST Tue Feb 21 2017

...Critical Fire Weather Conditions this afternoon...

.Temperatures are expected to climb to near record values this
afternoon ahead of a cold front. With dry air in place across the
area, relative humidities are expected to drop to around
20 percent for a couple of hours. The warm and dry conditions,
combined with west to southwest wind gusts of 15 to 25 mph, are
expected to create critical fire weather conditions.

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/O.CON.KOAX.FW.W.0001.170221T1800Z-170222T0000Z/
Knox-Cedar-Antelope-Pierce-Wayne-Boone-Madison-Stanton-Cuming-
Platte-Colfax-Dodge-Butler-Saunders-Seward-
1033 AM CST Tue Feb 21 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING
FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR PARTS OF NORTHEAST AND EAST
CENTRAL NEBRASKA...

* Affected Area...In Nebraska...Fire Weather Zone 011 Knox...
  Fire Weather Zone 012 Cedar...Fire Weather Zone 016 Antelope...
  Fire Weather Zone 017 Pierce...Fire Weather Zone 018 Wayne...
  Fire Weather Zone 030 Boone...Fire Weather Zone 031 Madison...
  Fire Weather Zone 032 Stanton...Fire Weather Zone 033 Cuming...
  Fire Weather Zone 042 Platte...Fire Weather Zone 043 Colfax...
  Fire Weather Zone 044 Dodge...Fire Weather Zone 050 Butler...
  Fire Weather Zone 051 Saunders and Fire Weather Zone 065
  Seward.

* Winds...southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* Relative Humidity...as low as 20 percent.

* Impacts...Any fires that develop could spread rapidly and be
  very difficult to contain. Outdoor burning should be avoided.

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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