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Statement as of 5:39 AM CDT on April 01, 2015

Expires 10:00 PM EDT on April 01, 2015


... Red flag warning in effect from noon CDT /11 am MDT/ today to
8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/ this evening for very low humidities, breezy
winds, and an isolated dry thunderstorm for fire weather zones
043... 061... 062... 063... 074... 075... 076... 084... 085 and 086...

The National Weather Service in Dodge City has issued a red flag
warning for very low humidities, breezy winds, and an isolated
dry thunderstorm... 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is no longer in effect.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 043 Scott... fire
weather zone 061 Hamilton... fire weather zone 062 Kearny...
fire weather zone 063 Finney... fire weather zone 074 Stanton...
fire weather zone 075 Grant... fire weather zone 076 Haskell...
fire weather zone 084 Morton... fire weather zone 085 Stevens
and fire weather zone 086 Seward.

* Winds... southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Timing... noon through 8 PM CDT.

* Relative humidity... as low as 10 to 13 percent late this
afternoon.

* Temperatures... highs in the lower 80s.

* Other threats... isolated dry thunderstorms.

* Impacts... rapidly spreading fires that will be difficult to
control. 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 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 (all lower case)



126 am MDT Wed Apr 1 2015

The National Weather Service in Goodland has issued a red flag
warning for low humidity... gusty winds and possible dry lightning
strikes... which is in effect from 10 am MDT /11 am CDT/ this
morning to 8 PM MDT /9 PM CDT/ this evening. The Fire Weather
Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area... in Colorado... fire weather zone 254 Cheyenne
co. In Kansas... fire weather zone 027 Wallace... fire weather
zone 028 Logan... fire weather zone 041 Greeley and fire
weather zone 042 Wichita.

* Winds... west 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Timing... Wednesday from the mid morning to the early evening.

* Relative humidity... as low as 11 percent.

* Temperatures... in the mid 70s.

* Lightning... scattered high based thunderstorms could produce a
few dry lightning strikes.

* Impacts... fires will begin easily and spread quickly.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... or are imminent. 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/gld (all lower case)



Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:05 AM MDT on April 01, 2015


... On this date in weather history...

In 1893, prairie fires had been burning for two days across Rawlins
and Thomas counties in Kansas. Smoke from the fires twenty miles
away blotted out the sun in Colby.

In 1975, with cloudy skies and light snow observed all day at
Goodland, the high temperature only reached 20 degrees. This was
the lowest high temperature ever recorded during the month of April
at that location.

In 1988, a major winter storm battered the western High Plains.
Rye Colorado in Pueblo County was buried under 34 inches of snow.
19 inches was measured at Sharon Springs Kansas and up to 17
inches fell in the Oklahoma Panhandle.


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