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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:56 AM CST Dec. 11, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from 10 am this morning to 6 PM CST
this evening for strong northwest winds and low relative
humidities for fire weather zones 021, 022, 023, 024, 034, 035,
036, 037, 038, 039, 054, 055, and 058...

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a red flag
warning, which is in effect from 10 am this morning to 6 PM CST
this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area... fire weather zones 021, 022, 023, 024, 034, 035,
036, 037, 038, 039, 054, 055, and 058.

* Wind... winds will shift to the northwest and strengthen by the
early afternoon. Sustained speeds are expected to be between 20
and 25 mph with gusts near 40 mph through the afternoon.

* Humidity... relative humidities will drop to between 20 and 25
percent just ahead of the wind shift during the late morning.
Relative humidities should gradually rise through the afternoon
behind the wind shift.

* Impacts... fires could start quickly, spread furiously and burn
intensely. All fires are potentially serious.

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. All outdoor burning should be
avoided today.






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