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County,
Red Flag Warning issued April 23 at 9:51AM CDT until April 23 at 6:00PM CDT by NWS
Effective: 9:51 a.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Expires: 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON...
.THE COMBINATION OF SOUTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO 30 MPH AND
RELATIVE HUMIDITY BELOW 15 PERCENT WILL CREATE CRITICAL FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS. A COLD FRONT WILL QUICKLY MOVE THROUGH THE
WARNING AREA LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING SHIFTING WINDS
TO THE NORTH NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH POSSIBLE.
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT /1 PM CDT/ TODAY TO
5 PM MDT /6 PM CDT/ THIS AFTERNOON FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 001...013...027...041 AND 252...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GOODLAND HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM NOON MDT /1 PM CDT/ TODAY TO 5 PM MDT /6 PM CDT/ THIS
AFTERNOON.
* AFFECTED AREA...IN COLORADO...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 252 YUMA. IN
KANSAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 001 CHEYENNE KS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
013 SHERMAN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 027 WALLACE AND FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 041 GREELEY.
* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT.
* IMPACTS...THE MAIN IMPACT TO FIRE FIGHTERS WILL BE TIMING THE
WIND SHIFT WITH THE COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE. EMERGENCY PERSONNEL
SHOULD KEEP UP TO DATE ON THE WIND FORECAST AS A SUDDEN SHIFT
FROM THE SOUTHWEST TO THE NORTH WILL OCCUR WITH THE FRONT.

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