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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 3:27 AM CDT on March 23, 2017


... Red flag warning in effect from noon today to 11 PM CDT this
evening for extreme grassland fire danger for fire weather zones
032... 047... 048... 050 and 067...

The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a red flag
warning for extreme grassland fire danger... which is in effect
from noon today to 11 PM CDT this evening.

* Extreme grassland fire danger... is forecast.

* Winds... south 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 35 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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