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Loup Rivers Basin-
409 AM CST Tue Feb 21 2017
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE
The National Weather Service in North Platte has issued a Red
Flag Warning, which is in effect from noon today to 6 PM CST this
* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 209.
* WIND...West 15 to 25 mph with a few gusts to 30 mph.
* HUMIDITY...As low as 16 percent.
* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly...be
difficult to control...and exhibit extreme fire behavior.
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.
$$Special Weather Statement
Sheridan-Eastern Cherry-Keya Paha-Boyd-Brown-Rock-Holt-Garden-
Including the cities of Gordon, Rushville, Valentine, Springview,
Spencer, Butte, Lynch, Ainsworth, Bassett, Rose, Oneill,
Atkinson, Oshkosh, Lewellen, Hyannis, Mullen, Thedford, Halsey,
Dunning, Purdum, Brewster, Taylor, Burwell, Bartlett, Ericson,
Arthur, Tryon, Ringgold, Stapleton, Broken Bow, Chappell,
Big Springs, Ogallala, Paxton, Grant, North Platte, Champion,
Enders, Imperial, Wauneta, Hayes Center, Curtis, Eustis, Maywood,
Cody, Eli, Merriman, and Kilgore
424 AM CST Tue Feb 21 2017 /324 AM MST Tue Feb 21 2017/
A winter storm system will begin to move into the area late
Wednesday night, and move through the area Thursday into Friday.
Rain may mix with or change to snow across the northwest late
Wednesday night, with the snow area expanding south and eastward
through the day Thursday. Snow is expected to continue Thursday
night, then taper off or end Friday morning. There is potential
for around 6 inches of snow across the panhandle and north central
Nebraska, with 2 to 5 inches possible across central and southwest
Nebraska. Stay tuned for further updates, as it is possible that
snow amounts and locations to receive the heaviest snow amounts
may change. Winds will be northerly at 15 to 30 mph Thursday night
into Friday. Blowing and drifting snow is expected.