• Fire Weather Warning

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    KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-150000- /O.NEW.KICT.FW.W.0011.180314T1800Z-180315T0000Z/ Russell-Lincoln-Barton-Ellsworth-Saline-Rice-McPherson-Marion- Chase-Reno-Harvey-Butler-Greenwood-Woodson-Allen-Kingman-Sedgwick- Harper-Sumner-Cowley-Elk-Wilson-Neosho-Chautauqua-Montgomery- Labette- 403 AM CDT Wed Mar 14 2018 ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR EXTREME GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 032...033...047...048...049...050...051...052... 053...067...068...069...070...071...072...082...083...091...092... 093...094...095...096...098...099 AND 100... The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a Red Flag Warning for extreme grassland fire danger, which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM CDT this evening. * Extreme Grassland Fire Danger...Is forecast. * Winds...Southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. * Relative Humidity...As low as 16 percent. * Impacts...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly and become very difficult to control. Outdoor burning is not recommended. 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. Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the field of this fire weather product. && $$

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