023  
WWUS83 KLBF 022204  
RFWLBF  
 
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE  
404 PM CST SAT MAR 2 2024  
 
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING FOR  
PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA AND THE WESTERN SANDHILLS INTO THE  
PANHANDLE...  
 
NEZ204-210-030100-  
/O.CON.KLBF.FW.W.0006.000000T0000Z-240303T0100Z/  
EASTERN PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR-FRENCHMAN BASIN-  
304 PM MST SAT MAR 2 2024  
 
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING  
FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA AND THE WESTERN SANDHILLS INTO  
THE PANHANDLE...  
 
* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 204 EASTERN  
PANHANDLE/CRESCENT LAKE NWR AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 210  
FRENCHMAN BASIN.  
 
* TIMING...UNTIL 6PM MST, 11AM TO 7PM CST  
 
* WINDS...SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS 30 TO 35 MPH.  
 
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 12 PERCENT.  
 
* TEMPERATURES...UPPER 60S TO LOWER 70S.  
 
* LIGHTNING...NOT EXPECTED.  
 
* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES WILL BE CAPABLE OF SPREADING RAPIDLY AND  
BE DIFFICULT TO CONTROL.  
 
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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