461  
WWUS83 KGID 211641  
RFWGID  
 
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE  
1141 AM CDT THU SEP 21 2017  
 
KSZ005-017-NEZ082-220100-  
/O.CON.KGID.FW.W.0012.170921T1900Z-170922T0100Z/  
PHILLIPS-ROOKS-FURNAS-  
1141 AM CDT THU SEP 21 2017  
 
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING  
FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 005,  
017 AND 082...  
 
* AFFECTED AREA...IN KANSAS, FIRE WEATHER ZONE 005 PHILLIPS AND  
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 017 ROOKS. IN NEBRASKA, FIRE WEATHER ZONE  
082 FURNAS.  
 
* WINDS...SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.  
 
* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.  
 
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...NEAR 20 PERCENT.  
 
* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT OCCUR MAY SPREAD RAPIDLY AND BE  
DIFFICULT TO CONTAIN. USE CAUTION IF ENGAGING IN ACTIVITIES  
THAT COULD IGNITE A FIRE.  
 
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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