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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:26 PM CST Feb. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from 11 am MST /noon CST/ to 6 PM
MST /7 PM CST/ Sunday for wind and low relative humidity for fire
weather zones 027... 028... 029... 041... 042... 253 and 254...

The National Weather Service in Goodland has issued a red flag
warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect
from 11 am MST /noon CST/ to 6 PM MST /7 PM CST/ Sunday. The Fire
Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area... in Colorado... fire weather zone 253 Kit Carson
and fire weather zone 254 Cheyenne. In Kansas... fire weather
zone 027 Wallace... fire weather zone 028 Logan... fire weather
zone 029 Gove... fire weather zone 041 Greeley and fire weather
zone 042 Wichita.

* Affected areas in Colorado... fire weather zone 253 Kit Carson
fire weather zone 254 Cheyenne

* affected areas in Kansas... fire weather zone 013 Sherman fire
weather zone 014 Thomas fire weather zone 015 Sheridan fire
weather zone 016 Graham fire weather zone 027 Wallace fire
weather zone 028 Logan fire weather zone 029 Gove fire weather
zone 041 Greeley fire weather zone 042 Wichita

* period of concern... Sunday afternoon.

* Temperatures... highs in the upper 60s to middle 70s.

* Relative humidity... as low as 12 percent.

* Winds... southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Impacts... any fires that start will have extreme fire behavior
and spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not advised.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Consider canceling or postponing plans for outdoor burning on
Sunday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... or are imminent. A combination of
strong winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.






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