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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:44 PM CDT Mar. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM to 7 PM CDT Friday for
wind and low relative humidity for fire weather zones 043... 062...
063... 076 and 086...

The National Weather Service in Dodge City has issued a red flag
warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect
from 1 PM to 7 PM CDT Friday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer
in effect.

* Affected area... in Kansas... fire weather zone 043 Scott... fire
weather zone 062 Kearny... fire weather zone 063 Finney... fire
weather zone 076 Haskell and fire weather zone 086 Seward.

* Winds... west 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 13 percent.

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

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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