Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
412 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

KSZ008-020-021-034-035-300000-
/O.UPG.KTOP.FW.A.0003.150329T1800Z-150329T2300Z/
/O.NEW.KTOP.FW.W.0005.150329T1600Z-150330T0000Z/
REPUBLIC-CLOUD-CLAY-OTTAWA-DICKINSON-
412 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM CDT
THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND DRY
FUELS FOR NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 008 REPUBLIC...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 020 CLOUD...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 021 CLAY...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 034 OTTAWA AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 035 DICKINSON.

* WINDS...NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO
  40 MPH ARE LIKELY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 20 TO 25 PERCENT.

* TIMING...STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE PERIOD...WITH THE
  STRONGEST GUSTS BETWEEN 10 AM AND 2 PM. ONE PERIOD OF 20 TO 30
  PERCENT RH IS EXPECTED BETWEEN 11 AM AND 1 PM...WITH A SLIGHT
  INCREASE AFTER 1 PM...BEFORE REACHING THE LOWEST RH BETWEEN 4 PM
  AND 7 PM.

* TEMPERATURES...MIDDLE TO UPPER 60S.

* IMPACTS...FIRES CAN START QUICKLY AND BURN INTENSELY. ALL
  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 STRONG
WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

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