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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
804 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015


NEZ011-012-015>018-030>033-042>044-050-292115-
/O.CON.KOAX.FW.W.0006.150329T1800Z-150330T0000Z/
KNOX-CEDAR-THURSTON-ANTELOPE-PIERCE-WAYNE-BOONE-MADISON-STANTON-
CUMING-PLATTE-COLFAX-DODGE-BUTLER-
804 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
7 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR NORTHEAST NEBRASKA...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN NEBRASKA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 011 KNOX...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 012 CEDAR...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 015 THURSTON...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 016 ANTELOPE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 017
  PIERCE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 018 WAYNE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 030
  BOONE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 031 MADISON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 032
  STANTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 033 CUMING...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 042
  PLATTE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 043 COLFAX...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 044
  DODGE AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 050 BUTLER.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 21 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON WILL BE FAVORABLE FOR
  EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR WITH A HIGH POTENTIAL FOR OUT OF CONTROL
  BURNS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
804 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015


IAZ043-055-056-069-079-080-090-091-NEZ034-045-051>053-065>067-
292115-
/O.EXA.KOAX.FW.W.0006.150329T1800Z-150330T0000Z/
MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-
PAGE-BURT-WASHINGTON-SAUNDERS-DOUGLAS-SARPY-SEWARD-LANCASTER-CASS-
804 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM
CDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR EAST-
CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY 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 IOWA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 043 MONONA...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 055 HARRISON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056 SHELBY...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 069 POTTAWATTAMIE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 079
  MILLS... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 080 MONTGOMERY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  090 FREMONT AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 091 PAGE. IN NEBRASKA...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 034 BURT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 045 WASHINGTON...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 051 SAUNDERS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 052
  DOUGLAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 053 SARPY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 065
  SEWARD...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 066 LANCASTER AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  067 CASS.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 25 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON WILL BE FAVORABLE FOR
  EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR WITH A HIGH POTENTIAL FOR OUT OF CONTROL
  BURNS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY.


&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
504 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM CDT TODAY FOR
VERY STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR LOWER BRULE...
JAMES VALLEY...AND MISSOURI VALLEY AREAS INTO ADJACENT PORTIONS OF
NORTHWEST IOWA...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY
EVENING FOR EAST CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA...SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA...AND
NORTHERN AND EASTERN PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST IOWA FOR VERY STRONG
NORTHWEST WINDS AND MODERATELY LOW HUMIDITY...

IAZ300-NEZ249-SDZ255-256-258-291815-
/O.UPG.KFSD.FW.A.0004.150329T1800Z-150330T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KFSD.FW.W.0005.150329T1800Z-150330T0000Z/
NORTHERN LOESS HILLS AND FLOYD RIVER BASIN-
EXTREME NORTHEAST NEBRASKA-LOWER BRULE AND LAKE ANDES VICINITY-
MIDDLE JAMES RIVER VALLEY-
LOWER JAMES RIVER TO LOWER BIG SIOUX RIVER VALLEY-
504 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM
CDT THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 249...255...256...258 AND 300...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SIOUX FALLS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM CDT
THIS EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 249. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 255.
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 256. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 258. FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  300.

* WIND...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH...WITH GUSTY EARLY
  AFTERNOON OF 45 TO 50 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...MINIMUM VALUES WILL VARY FROM AROUND 20 PERCENT IN
  LOWER BRULE AREAS...TO 25 TO 30 PERCENT EAST OF THE JAMES VALLEY
  TOWARD NORTHWEST IOWA.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
453 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TODAY...

.STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL OCCUR BEHIND A COLD FRONT TODAY. THIS
WILL COMBINE WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY THAT CAN CREATE EXTREME
FIRE BEHAVIOR IF FIRES DEVELOP.

KSZ006-007-018-019-NEZ039>041-046>049-061>064-074>077-084>087-
291800-
/O.UPG.KGID.FW.A.0006.150329T1800Z-150329T2300Z/
/O.NEW.KGID.FW.W.0008.150329T1500Z-150330T0000Z/
SMITH-JEWELL-OSBORNE-MITCHELL-VALLEY-GREELEY-NANCE-SHERMAN-HOWARD-
MERRICK-POLK-BUFFALO-HALL-HAMILTON-YORK-KEARNEY-ADAMS-CLAY-
FILLMORE-FRANKLIN-WEBSTER-NUCKOLLS-THAYER-
453 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM CDT
THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 006...007...018...019...039...040...041...046...047...048...
049...061...062...063...064...074...075...076...077...084...085...
086 AND 087...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HASTINGS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING. THE FIRE
WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN KANSAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 006 SMITH...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 007 JEWELL...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 018 OSBORNE AND
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 019 MITCHELL. IN NEBRASKA...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 039 VALLEY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 040 GREELEY...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 041 NANCE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 046 SHERMAN...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 047 HOWARD...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 048 MERRICK...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 049 POLK...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 061 BUFFALO...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 062 HALL...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 063 HAMILTON...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 064 YORK...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 074 KEARNEY...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 075 ADAMS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 076 CLAY...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 077 FILLMORE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 084 FRANKLIN...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 085 WEBSTER...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 086 NUCKOLLS AND
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 087 THAYER.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST AT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 TO 50 MPH.
  THE STRONGEST GUSTS WILL BE DURING THE MORNING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...GENERALLY IN THE 15 TO 25 PERCENT RANGE THIS
  AFTERNOON. HOWEVER...SOME AREAS WILL DIP TO THIS RANGE DURING
  THE MID TO LATE MORNING BEHIND SOME SHOWER ACTIVITY...GENERALLY
  ALONG AND SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 6.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL SPREAD QUICKLY...AND WILL
  BE POTENTIALLY DIFFICULT TO CONTROL...AND WILL EXHIBIT EXTREME
  FIRE BEHAVIOR.

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.

&&

$$

HEINLEIN

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
412 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

KSZ008-020-021-034-035-300000-
/O.UPG.KTOP.FW.A.0003.150329T1800Z-150329T2300Z/
/O.NEW.KTOP.FW.W.0005.150329T1600Z-150330T0000Z/
REPUBLIC-CLOUD-CLAY-OTTAWA-DICKINSON-
412 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM CDT
THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND DRY
FUELS FOR NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 008 REPUBLIC...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 020 CLOUD...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 021 CLAY...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 034 OTTAWA AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 035 DICKINSON.

* WINDS...NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO
  40 MPH ARE LIKELY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 20 TO 25 PERCENT.

* TIMING...STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE PERIOD...WITH THE
  STRONGEST GUSTS BETWEEN 10 AM AND 2 PM. ONE PERIOD OF 20 TO 30
  PERCENT RH IS EXPECTED BETWEEN 11 AM AND 1 PM...WITH A SLIGHT
  INCREASE AFTER 1 PM...BEFORE REACHING THE LOWEST RH BETWEEN 4 PM
  AND 7 PM.

* TEMPERATURES...MIDDLE TO UPPER 60S.

* IMPACTS...FIRES CAN START QUICKLY AND BURN INTENSELY. ALL
  OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD BE AVOIDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION STRONG
WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
509 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...A RED FLAG WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR LEON AND WAKULLA COUNTIES IN THE
FLORIDA BIG BEND DUE TO LONG DURATIONS OF RELATIVE HUMIDITY BELOW
28 PERCENT AND EXPECTED ERC VALUES OF 37 OR GREATER...

.DESPITE THE COOL AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES...THE AIR MASS WAS
INDEED DRY ENOUGH TO VERIFY THE RED FLAG WARNING FOR WAKULLA
COUNTY IN THE FLORIDA BIG BEND ON SATURDAY. FOR TODAY...WITH
FORECAST ERCS OF 37 FOR BOTH LEON AND WAKULLA COUNTIES...AND 4
TO 5 HOUR DURATIONS OF SUB 28 PERCENT RH...HAVE UPGRADED THE
FIRE WEATHER WATCH TO A RED FLAG WARNING. BY MONDAY AND THROUGH
AT LEAST THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK...LOW LEVEL MOISTURE AND RAIN
CHANCES WILL BE GRADUALLY ON THE INCREASE.

FLZ017-027-127-291715-
/O.UPG.KTAE.FW.A.0005.150329T1700Z-150329T2200Z/
/O.NEW.KTAE.FW.W.0009.150329T1700Z-150329T2300Z/
LEON-INLAND WAKULLA-COASTAL WAKULLA-
509 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...A RED FLAG WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM EDT
THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...LEON AND WAKULLA COUNTIES.

* WIND...NORTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE
  AFTERNOON.

* HUMIDITY...MINIMUM OF 23 PERCENT.

* THUNDERSTORMS...NONE.

* ERC...AROUND 37.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  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 WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$

17-GOULD

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
400 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON...

OKZ004-005-009-010-014-015-021-033-034-036-TXZ083-291700-
/O.UPG.KOUN.FW.A.0004.150329T1900Z-150330T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KOUN.FW.W.0003.150329T1900Z-150330T0100Z/
HARPER-WOODS-ELLIS-WOODWARD-ROGER MILLS-DEWEY-BECKHAM-HARMON-
GREER-JACKSON-HARDEMAN-
400 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 8 PM FOR
WARM...DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 8 PM. THE FIRE WEATHER
WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING 2 PM TO 8 PM.

* WIND...NORTH 20 TO 25 MPH AND GUSTS AROUND 30 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...15 TO 20 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURE...75 TO 83 DEGREES.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FIRES MAY START EASILY AND SPREAD RAPIDLY. REPORT SMOKE OR FIRE
TO YOUR LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
356 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CAUSE AN ELEVATED GRASSLAND FIRE
DANGER TODAY...

.A STRONG FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL SHIFT WINDS TO THE NORTHWEST THIS
MORNING. AS THE FRONT PASSES...WINDS SPEEDS WILL INCREASE TO 1 5
TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 30 MPH. THE DRYING NORTHWEST WINDS
WILL ALSO DROP RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES IN TO THE 20 TO 30 PERCENT
RANGE. GIVEN THE DRY FUELS ACROSS CENTRAL KANSAS...RAPID FIRE
GROWTH IS POSSIBLE.

KSZ032-033-047>051-067-068-082-091-292300-
/O.UPG.KICT.FW.A.0003.150329T1600Z-150329T2300Z/
/O.NEW.KICT.FW.W.0006.150329T1600Z-150329T2300Z/
RUSSELL-LINCOLN-BARTON-ELLSWORTH-SALINE-RICE-MCPHERSON-RENO-
HARVEY-KINGMAN-HARPER-
356 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM CDT
THIS EVENING FOR EXTREME GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 032...033...047...048...049...050...051...067...068...
082 AND 091...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WICHITA HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR EXTREME GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM CDT THIS EVENING.

* EXTREME GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER...IS FORECAST.

* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 20 TO 25 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
356 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CAUSE AN ELEVATED GRASSLAND FIRE
DANGER TODAY...

.A STRONG FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL SHIFT WINDS TO THE NORTHWEST THIS
MORNING. AS THE FRONT PASSES...WINDS SPEEDS WILL INCREASE TO 1 5
TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 30 MPH. THE DRYING NORTHWEST WINDS
WILL ALSO DROP RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES IN TO THE 20 TO 30 PERCENT
RANGE. GIVEN THE DRY FUELS ACROSS CENTRAL KANSAS...RAPID FIRE
GROWTH IS POSSIBLE.

KSZ052-292300-
/O.NEW.KICT.FW.W.0006.150329T1600Z-150329T2300Z/
MARION-
356 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM CDT
THIS EVENING FOR EXTREME GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 052...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WICHITA HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR EXTREME GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM CDT THIS EVENING.

* EXTREME GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER...IS FORECAST.

* WINDS...NORTH 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 25 TO 30 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.

&&

$$

KETCHAM

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
301 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...CRITICAL FIRE DANGER TODAY...

.A CORRIDOR OF STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP THIS MORNING
AND CONTINUE STRONG THROUGH 3 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON. AFTERNOON
HUMIDITY AROUND 20 PERCENT WILL CREATE CRITICAL FIRE DANGER.

NEZ206-208-209-300100-
/O.NEW.KLBF.FW.W.0010.150329T1500Z-150330T0100Z/
SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/
SAMUEL R MCKELVIE NATIONAL FOREST-
NIOBRARA VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR-LOUP RIVERS BASIN-
301 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015 /201 AM MDT SUN MAR 29 2015/

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM CDT /9 AM MDT/ THIS
MORNING TO 8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/ THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE CENTRAL SANDHILLS...THE LOUP RIVER
BASINS AND THE NIOBRARA VALLEY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTH PLATTE HAS ISSUED A RED
FLAG WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 10 AM CDT /9 AM MDT/ THIS MORNING TO 8 PM CDT /7 PM
MDT/ THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN NEBRASKA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 206
  SANDHILLS/VALENTINE NWR/NEBRASKA NATIONAL FOREST/ SAMUEL R
  MCKELVIE NATIONAL FOREST...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 208 NIOBRARA
  VALLEY/FORT NIOBRARA NWR AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 209 LOUP RIVERS
  BASIN.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH THIS
  MORNING AND EARLY THIS AFTERNOON SUBSIDING TO 10 TO 20 MPH
  AROUND 3 PM CDT...2 PM MDT.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 19 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY RANGE FIRE THAT START MAY HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO
  BURN OUT OF CONTROL AND EXHIBIT EXTREME BURNING BEHAVIOR.

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 WILL
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

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