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137 PM CST Sun Feb 25 2018
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM CST MONDAY FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 005, 006,
007, 017, 018, 019, 082 AND 083...
The National Weather Service in Hastings has issued a Red Flag
Warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect
from noon to 7 PM CST Monday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer
* AFFECTED AREA...In Kansas, Fire Weather Zone 005 Phillips,
Fire Weather Zone 006 Smith, Fire Weather Zone 007 Jewell,
Fire Weather Zone 017 Rooks, Fire Weather Zone 018 Osborne and
Fire Weather Zone 019 Mitchell. In Nebraska, Fire Weather Zone
082 Furnas and Fire Weather Zone 083 Harlan.
* WINDS...South 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
* TIMING...Monday afternoon and early evening.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 15 percent.
* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will spread quickly...be
difficult to control...and will exhibit extreme fire behavior.
* RECOMMENDATIONS...All potential ignition sources should be
used with caution. Any burning should be postponed.
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.