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High Wind Watch

Statement as of 2:56 AM MDT on March 23, 2017

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on March 24, 2017


... High wind watch in effect from Friday morning through Friday
evening...

The National Weather Service in Dodge City has issued a high wind
watch, which is in effect from Friday morning through Friday
evening.

* Timing... Friday morning through Friday evening.

* Winds... north winds 30 to 50 mph with gusts 55-60 mph.

* Impacts... driving may be hazardous for high profile vehicles.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph... or gusts of
58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.




Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 1:38 AM MDT on March 23, 2017

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on March 23, 2017


... Red flag warning in effect from noon CDT /11 am MDT/ today to
8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/ this evening for wind and low relative
humidity for fire weather zones 061... 074 and 084...

The National Weather Service in Dodge City has issued a red flag
warning for wind and low relative humidity... which is in effect
from noon CDT /11 am MDT/ today to 8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/ this
evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area... in Kansas... fire weather zone 061 Hamilton...
fire weather zone 074 Stanton and fire weather zone 084 Morton.

* Winds... south 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Relative humidity... 15-20 percent.

* Impacts... any fires that start will have extreme fire behavior
and spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not advised.

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.



For more information from NOAA/National Weather Service visit...
http://weather.Gov/ddc



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