Statement as of 4:23 AM CDT on March 17, 2014
... Wind Advisory in effect from 7 am to 7 PM CDT Tuesday...
The National Weather Service in Dodge City has issued a Wind
Advisory... which is in effect from 7 am to 7 PM CDT Tuesday.
* Timing... during the day Tuesday.
* Winds... northwest at 25 to 35 mph gusting to 50 mph.
* Impacts... hazardous travel especially along east to west roads
and near grain elevators and wind breaks.
Winds this strong can make driving difficult... especially for
high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.
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.
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 10:55 am CDT on March 17, 2014
the National Weather Service (nws) has declared March 16 through
March 22 as flood safety awareness week. The National Weather
Service in Dodge City will feature information about a different
flood topic each day during the awareness week.
Today's topic: flood safety - preparedness and awareness
Nearly every day... flooding happens somewhere in the United States
or its territories. Flooding can occur in any of the fifty states
or U.S. Territories at any time of the year. It causes more damage
in the United States than any other weather related event. On
average... floods cause eight billion dollars in damages and eighty
nine fatalities annually. Being prepared and knowing how to stay
safe will help you and your loved ones survive a flood.
knowing your flood risk is the best way to prepare for flooding.
Find out which flooding hazards impact your state at
www.Floodsafety.NOAA.Gov/map.Shtml. You can also find out if you
live in a flood plain by visiting our partners at fema at
https://MSC.Fema.Gov. There are many tips for what to do
before... during and after a flood on our newly redesigned flood
safety website at www.Floodsafety.NOAA.Gov.
find the latest forecasts and hazardous weather conditions at
weather.Gov and water.Weather.Gov. Forecasters in NWS offices work
around the clock to ensure watches... warnings and advisories are
issued to alert the public to hazardous conditions. The same
information is available on your Mobile device at
http://Mobile.Weather.Gov. Some smart phones are able to receive
Flash Flood Warning alerts via the wireless emergency alerts system.
Visit www.NWS.NOAA.Gov/com/weatherreadynation/Wea.Html for more
Another tool to alert you to hazardous conditions is NOAA all
hazards radio. This nationwide network of radio stations broadcasts
continuous weather... river and other emergency information direct
from NWS offices and emergency officials. For more
information... visit www.NWS.NOAA.Gov/NWR/
Stay safe during a flood by knowing your risk and where to get the
latest forecast and hazard information. Be a force of nature!
Join US tomorrow for information on the NWS turn around dont drown
- 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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