491  
WWUS83 KDDC 201714  
RFWDDC  
 
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS  
1214 PM CDT WED SEP 20 2017  
   
..CRITICAL FIRE DANGER EXPECTED AGAIN THURSDAY AFTERNOON
 
 
KSZ043-061>063-074-075-084-211200-  
/O.UPG.KDDC.FW.A.0013.170921T1800Z-170922T0100Z/  
/O.NEW.KDDC.FW.W.0018.170921T1800Z-170922T0100Z/  
SCOTT-HAMILTON-KEARNY-FINNEY-STANTON-GRANT-MORTON-  
1214 PM CDT WED SEP 20 2017 /1114 AM MDT WED SEP 20 2017/  
 
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT /NOON MDT/ TO 8 PM  
CDT /7 PM MDT/ THURSDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR  
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 043...061...062...063...074...075 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 1 PM CDT /NOON MDT/ TO 8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/ THURSDAY. 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FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.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 AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 084 MORTON.  
 
* WINDS...SOUTH OR SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.  
 
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT.  
 
* IMPACTS...ANY FIRE IGNITIONS MAY EXHIBIT EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR  
AND BE DIFFICULT TO CONTROL. OUTDOOR BURNING IS STRONGLY  
DISCOURAGED.  
 
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.  
 

 
 

 
 
KSZ030-044-045-064-076>078-085>088-211200-  
/O.NEW.KDDC.FW.W.0018.170921T1800Z-170922T0100Z/  
TREGO-LANE-NESS-HODGEMAN-HASKELL-GRAY-FORD-STEVENS-SEWARD-MEADE-  
CLARK-  
1214 PM CDT WED SEP 20 2017  
 
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 8 PM CDT THURSDAY FOR  
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 030...044...  
045...064...076...077...078...085...086...087 AND 088...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DODGE CITY HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG  
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT  
FROM 1 PM TO 8 PM CDT THURSDAY.  
 
* AFFECTED AREA...IN KANSAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 030 TREGO...FIRE  
WEATHER ZONE 044 LANE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 045 NESS...FIRE  
WEATHER ZONE 064 HODGEMAN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 076 HASKELL...  
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 077 GRAY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 078 FORD...FIRE  
WEATHER ZONE 085 STEVENS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 086 SEWARD...FIRE  
WEATHER ZONE 087 MEADE AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 088 CLARK.  
 
* WINDS...SOUTH OR SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.  
 
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT.  
 
* IMPACTS...ANY FIRE IGNITIONS MAY EXHIBIT EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR  
AND BE DIFFICULT TO CONTROL. OUTDOOR BURNING IS STRONGLY  
DISCOURAGED.  
 
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.  
 

 
 

 
 
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