Mitchell Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 4:53 AM CDT on March 29, 2015

... Red flag warning in effect from 10 am this morning to 7 PM CDT
this evening for wind and low relative humidity for fire weather
zones 006... 007... 018... 019... 039... 040... 041... 046... 047... 048...
049... 061... 062... 063... 064... 074... 075... 076... 077... 084... 085...
086 and 087...

The National Weather Service in Hastings has issued a red flag
warning for wind and low relative humidity... which is in effect
from 10 am this morning to 7 PM CDT this evening. The Fire
Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area... in Kansas... fire weather zone 006 Smith... fire
weather zone 007 Jewell... fire weather zone 018 Osborne and
fire weather zone 019 Mitchell. In Nebraska... fire weather
zone 039 valley... fire weather zone 040 Greeley... fire weather
zone 041 Nance... fire weather zone 046 Sherman... fire weather
zone 047 Howard... fire weather zone 048 Merrick... fire weather
zone 049 Polk... fire weather zone 061 Buffalo... fire weather
zone 062 Hall... fire weather zone 063 Hamilton... fire weather
zone 064 York... fire weather zone 074 Kearney... fire weather
zone 075 Adams... fire weather zone 076 Clay... fire weather
zone 077 Fillmore... fire weather zone 084 Franklin... fire
weather zone 085 Webster... fire weather zone 086 Nuckolls and
fire weather zone 087 Thayer.

* Winds... northwest at 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 40 to 50 mph.
The strongest gusts will be during the morning.

* Relative humidity... generally in the 15 to 25 percent range this
afternoon. However... some areas will dip to this range during
the mid to late morning behind some shower activity... generally
along and south of Highway 6.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will spread quickly... and will
be potentially difficult to control... and will exhibit extreme
fire behavior.

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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