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County,
Red Flag Warning issued April 01 at 1:37PM CDT until April 01 at 8:00PM CDT by NWS
Effective: 1:37 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Expires: 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 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.
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/
THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY 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 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.
* TIMING...NOON THROUGH 8 PM CDT.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 13 PERCENT.
* TEMPERATURES...AROUND 80.
* OTHER THREATS...ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS.
* IMPACTS...RAPIDLY SPREADING FIRES THAT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO
CONTROL. OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD BE AVOIDED.

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