Area under fire weather warning PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 February 2011 15:06

• L&T staff report
A red flag fire weather warning remains in effect for the area from noon today until 6 this evening, according to the National Weather Service out of Dodge City. A fire weather watch will be in effect Thursday afternoon for gusty winds and low humidity.
The area under this warning and watch includes Seward, Meade. Morton, Clark, Stevens, Haskell, Ford, Gray, Stanton, Finney, Kearny and Hamilton counties.
Southwest winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 30 mph are expected in the afternoon hours today with relative humidity values falling to 10 to 15 percent. These conditions may cause fires to become quickly out of control.
A red flag warning means critical fire conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low humidity and warm temperatures will create explosive fire growth potential.
A fire weather watch means critical conditions are forecast to occur.

 
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