Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Topeka KS
400 AM CST Tue Feb 28 2017

KSZ040-054>056-058-059-010000-
/O.NEW.KTOP.FW.W.0002.170228T1800Z-170301T0000Z/
Douglas-Lyon-Osage-Franklin-Coffey-Anderson-
400 AM CST Tue Feb 28 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WIND FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 040, 054, 055, 056, 058, AND 059...

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from noon today to 6 PM CST this
evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zones 040, 054, 055, 056, 058,
  and 059.

* WIND...Sustained winds up to 25 mph with gusts of 30 to 40 mph.
  Strongest winds between 1 PM and 6 PM from the southwest.

* HUMIDITY...Minimum humidity is expected to range from 18 to 24
  percent with lowest values between 2 PM and 6 PM.

* 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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