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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Hastings NE
1109 AM CDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.Strong southerly winds, above normal temperatures and drier air
invading from the west will team to bring extreme fire weather
conditions to parts of the area this afternoon and early evening.
Do not burn. Should a fire start in open country, be prepared for
the fact it may rapidly burn out of control.

KSZ005-017-NEZ082-200100-
/O.CON.KGID.FW.W.0011.170919T1900Z-170920T0100Z/
Phillips-Rooks-Furnas-
1109 AM CDT Tue Sep 19 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING
FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 005,
017 AND 082...

* AFFECTED AREA...In Kansas, Fire Weather Zone 005, Phillips
  county and Fire Weather Zone 017, Rooks county. In Nebraska,
  Fire Weather Zone 082, Furnas county.

* WINDS...South 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* TIMING...Tuesday afternoon and evening.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 20 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that occur may spread rapidly and be
  difficult to contain. Use caution if engaging in activities
  that could ignite 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, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

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