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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:44 PM MDT Mar. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 1 PM CDT /noon MDT/ to
7 PM CDT /6 PM MDT/ Friday for wind and low relative humidity for
fire weather zones 061... 074... 075... 084 and 085...

* affected area... in Kansas... fire weather zone 061 Hamilton...
fire weather zone 074 Stanton... fire weather zone 075 Grant...
fire weather zone 084 Morton and fire weather zone 085 Stevens.

* Winds... west 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 11 percent.

* Temperatures... in the mid 80s.

* 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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