637  
WWUS83 KGLD 221850  
RFWGLD  
 
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GOODLAND KS  
1250 PM MDT WED MAR 22 2017  
 
...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED ALONG AND WEST  
OF THE COLORADO KANSAS BORDER THURSDAY...  
 
.THE COMBINATION OF STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY  
FALLING TO 15 PERCENT OR LESS WILL CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER  
CONDITIONS FOR AREAS ALONG AND WEST OF THE COLORADO KANSAS BORDER.  
OUTDOOR BURNING IS HIGHLY DISCOURAGED.  
 
COZ252>254-KSZ001-013-027-041-NEZ079-230600-  
/O.UPG.KGLD.FW.A.0015.170323T1800Z-170324T0100Z/  
/O.NEW.KGLD.FW.W.0016.170323T1800Z-170324T0100Z/  
YUMA-KIT CARSON-CHEYENNE-SHERMAN-WALLACE-GREELEY-DUNDY-  
1250 PM MDT WED MAR 22 2017 /150 PM CDT WED MAR 22 2017/  
 
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT /1 PM CDT/ TO 7 PM  
MDT /8 PM CDT/ THURSDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR  
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 001...013...027...041...079...252...253 AND  
254...  
 
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/ TO 7 PM MDT /8 PM CDT/ THURSDAY. THE FIRE  
WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.  
 
* AFFECTED AREA...IN COLORADO...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 252 YUMA...  
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 253 KIT CARSON AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 254  
CHEYENNE. IN KANSAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 001 CHEYENNE...FIRE  
WEATHER ZONE 013 SHERMAN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 027 WALLACE AND  
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 041 GREELEY. IN NEBRASKA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE  
079 DUNDY.  
 
* WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  
 
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 10 PERCENT.  
 
* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 70S TO LOW 80S.  
 
* 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 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  
 
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