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WWUS83 KDDC 180927
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
327 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018


KSZ031-046-064>066-078-087-088-190100-


Ellis-Rush-Hodgeman-Pawnee-Stafford-Ford-Meade-Clark-
327 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CST THIS
EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
031...046...064...065...066...078...087 AND 088...

The National Weather Service in Dodge City has issued a Red Flag
Warning For wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect
from noon today to 7 PM CST this evening. The Fire Weather Watch
is no longer in effect.

* Affected Area...In Kansas...Fire Weather Zone 031 Ellis...Fire
Weather Zone 046 Rush...Fire Weather Zone 064 Hodgeman...Fire
Weather Zone 065 Pawnee...Fire Weather Zone 066 Stafford...
Fire Weather Zone 078 Ford...Fire Weather Zone 087 Meade and
Fire Weather Zone 088 Clark.

* Winds...South to Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55
mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 15 percent.

* Temperatures...Mid to upper 70s.

* Impacts...Any fires that start will have extreme fire behavior
and spread rapidly. Do not burn.

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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KSZ031-046-064>066-078>080-087>089-181400-

Ellis-Rush-Hodgeman-Pawnee-Stafford-Ford-Edwards-Kiowa-Meade-
Clark-Comanche-
1044 PM CST Sat Feb 17 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 031...046...065...066...079...080 AND 089...

* Affected Area...In Kansas...Fire Weather Zone 031 Ellis...Fire
Weather Zone 046 Rush...Fire Weather Zone 064 Hodgeman...Fire
Weather Zone 065 Pawnee...Fire Weather Zone 066 Stafford...
Fire Weather Zone 078 Ford...Fire Weather Zone 079 Edwards...
Fire Weather Zone 080 Kiowa...Fire Weather Zone 087 Meade...
Fire Weather Zone 088 Clark and Fire Weather Zone 089 Comanche.

* Winds...South 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 20 percent.

* Temperatures...In the mid 70s.

* Impacts...Any fires that start will have extreme fire behavior
and spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not advised.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

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