Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Topeka KS
1041 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

KSZ008>012-020>024-026-034>040-054>056-058-059-240100-
/O.NEW.KTOP.FW.W.0011.170323T1541Z-170324T0400Z/
Republic-Washington-Marshall-Nemaha-Brown-Cloud-Clay-Riley-
Pottawatomie-Jackson-Jefferson-Ottawa-Dickinson-Geary-Morris-
Wabaunsee-Shawnee-Douglas-Lyon-Osage-Franklin-Coffey-Anderson-
1041 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 008, 009, 010,
011, 012, 020, 021, 022, 023, 024, 026, 034, 035, 036, 037, 038,
039, 040, 054, 055, 056, 058, AND 059...

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect until 11 PM CDT this evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zones 008, 009, 010, 011, 012,
  020, 021, 022, 023, 024, 026, 034, 035, 036, 037, 038, 039,
  040, 054, 055, 056, 058, and 059.

* WIND...Southerly winds sustained at 20-25 MPH with gusts 35 to
  45 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...Minimum relative humidity values will reach the lower
  30s this afternoon.

* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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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