Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS

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RFWDDC

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS
414 AM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON...

.HOT TEMPERATURES...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...AND BREEZY WINDS ARE
EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON. THESE CONDITIONS SUPPORT AN ENVIRONMENT
WHERE RAPID WILDFIRE GROWTH WILL OCCUR. AN ABUNDANCE OF VERY DRY
LIGHT FUELS WILL FAVOR FIRES THAT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO CONTROL. IN
ADDITION, LIGHTNING FROM AN ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORM OR TWO THIS
AFTERNOON MAY IGNITE A FIRE. EXPECT WINDS TO CHANGE IN SPEED AND
DIRECTION UNPREDICTABLY IN AND AROUND THE LIGHT SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS.

KSZ043-061>063-074>076-084>086-012000-
/O.CON.KDDC.FW.A.0004.150401T1700Z-150402T0100Z/
SCOTT-HAMILTON-KEARNY-FINNEY-STANTON-GRANT-HASKELL-MORTON-STEVENS-
SEWARD-
414 AM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CDT /11 AM MDT/
TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES,
BREEZY WINDS, AND AN ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORM FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 043...061...062...063...074...075...076...084... 085 AND
086...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN KANSAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 043 SCOTT...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 061 HAMILTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 062 KEARNY...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 063 FINNEY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 074 STANTON...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 075 GRANT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 076 HASKELL...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 084 MORTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 085 STEVENS
  AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 086 SEWARD.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 10 TO 13 PERCENT LATE THIS
  AFTERNOON.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.

* OTHER THREATS...ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS.

* IMPACTS...RAPIDLY SPREADING FIRES THAT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO
  CONTROL. OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD BE AVOIDED.

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.

&&

$$

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/DDC (ALL LOWER CASE)



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