High Wind Watch
Statement as of 3:23 AM MDT on March 17, 2014
... High wind watch in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday
The National Weather Service in Dodge City has issued a high wind
watch... which is in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday
* Timing... during the day Tuesday.
* Winds... northwest 35 to 45 mph gusting to 60 mph at times.
* Impacts... hazardous travel especially along east to west roads
and near grain elevators and wind breaks. Light structural
damage may also occur along with sporadic power outages.
A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 2:12 AM MDT on March 17, 2014
... Red flag warning remains in effect from noon CDT /11 am MDT/
today to 8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/ this evening for strong winds and
low relative humidities for west central... central... and
* affected area... fire weather zone 030 Trego... fire weather
zone 043 Scott... fire weather zone 044 Lane... fire weather
zone 045 Ness... fire weather zone 061 Hamilton... fire weather
zone 062 Kearny... fire weather zone 063 Finney... fire weather
zone 064 Hodgeman... fire weather zone 074 Stanton... fire
weather zone 075 Grant... fire weather zone 076 Haskell... fire
weather zone 077 gray... fire weather zone 078 Ford... fire
weather zone 084 Morton... fire weather zone 085 Stevens... fire
weather zone 086 Seward... fire weather zone 087 Meade and fire
weather zone 088 Clark.
* Winds... south 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.
* Timing... mid afternoon to early evening Monday.
* Relative humidity... as low as 9 percent.
* Temperatures... in the upper 60s.
* Impacts... very aggressive fire behavior could lead to fires
quickly growing out of control.
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.
- High Wind Advisory
A high wind advisory is issued when sustained winds of 31 mph or greater are expected to occur for at least 1 hour. This advisory can also be issued if winds of 46 mph or greater are expected for any length of time.
- Fire Weather Advisory
A fire weather advisory is issued when dry conditions in the advisory area result in a situation where forest or brush fires are possible.
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