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National Weather Service: High Wind and Fire Danger

Hazardous Weather Outlook

* WINDS… NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.red flag fire warning

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY… AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS… ANY FIRES THAT ARE IGNITED WILL QUICKLY BECOME OUT OF CONTROL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW… OR ARE IMMINENT. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS… LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY… AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS
340 AM CDT MON MAR 18 2013

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TREGO-ELLIS-SCOTT-LANE-NESS-RUSH-HAMILTON-KEARNY-FINNEY-HODGEMAN-
PAWNEE-STAFFORD-STANTON-GRANT-HASKELL-GRAY-FORD-EDWARDS-KIOWA-
PRATT-MORTON-STEVENS-SEWARD-MEADE-CLARK-COMANCHE-BARBER-
340 AM CDT MON MAR 18 2013 /240 AM MDT MON MAR 18 2013/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL...SOUTH
CENTRAL...SOUTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL KANSAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

NORTHWEST WINDS AT 15 TO 25 MPH ALONG WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITIES
FROM 15 TO 20 PERCENT WILL LEAD TO ELEVATED FIRE DANGER THIS
AFTERNOON. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT ENCOURAGED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

NORTHWEST WINDS AT 15 TO 25 MPH ALONG WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITIES
AROUND 20 PERCENT WILL LEAD TO ELEVATED FIRE DANGER THIS
ON TUESDAY. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT ENCOURAGED.

THERE IS A CHANCE OF SNOW THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY. WHETHER THE
PRECIPITATION FALLS AS RAIN OR SNOW AS WELL AS HOW HEAVY THE SNOW
COULD BE DEPENDS ON THE EXACT TRACK AND STRENGTH OF THE SYSTEM.

 

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