Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Hastings, NE

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Hastings NE
1128 AM CST Wed Mar 1 2017

...Critical Fire Weather Conditions Expected This Afternoon...

.Despite relatively cool temperatures, the combination of a very
dry airmass, gusty northwest winds, and dry vegetation will result
in critical fire weather conditions through the afternoon hours.

KSZ005>007-017>019-NEZ082>084-020000-
/O.CON.KGID.FW.W.0003.170301T1900Z-170302T0000Z/
Phillips-Smith-Jewell-Rooks-Osborne-Mitchell-Furnas-Harlan-
Franklin-
1128 AM CST Wed Mar 1 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING
FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 005,
006, 007, 017, 018, 019, 082, 083 AND 084...

* AFFECTED AREA...In Kansas, Fire Weather Zone 005 Phillips,
  Fire Weather Zone 006 Smith, Fire Weather Zone 007 Jewell,
  Fire Weather Zone 017 Rooks, Fire Weather Zone 018 Osborne and
  Fire Weather Zone 019 Mitchell. In Nebraska, Fire Weather Zone
  082 Furnas, Fire Weather Zone 083 Harlan and Fire Weather Zone
  084 Franklin.

* WINDS...From the northwest at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts up to
  35 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Dropping to around 20 percent by mid-
  afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that occur will spread rapidly and be very
  difficult to contain. Use caution if engaging in activities
  that could start a fire.

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 and low relative humidity can contribute to extreme
fire behavior.

&&

$$

Rossi


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