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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 9:59 AM CDT Mar. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM
CDT this evening for wind and low relative humidity for fire
weather zones 044 and 045...

The National Weather Service in Dodge City has issued a red flag
warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect
from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM CDT this evening.

* Affected area... in Kansas... fire weather zone 044 Lane and
fire weather zone 045 Ness.

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

* Relative humidity... as low as 14 percent.

* Temperatures... in the lower 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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