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Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 4:44 PM CDT on April 23, 2014

...Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM to 7 PM CDT Thursday for wind and low relative humidity for fire weather zones 249...255... 256 and 258...

The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a red flag warning for wind and low relative humidity...which is in effect from 1 PM to 7 PM CDT Thursday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area...in Nebraska...fire weather zone 249. In South Dakota...fire weather zones 255...256 and 258.

* Winds...northwest winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative humidity...as low as 15 percent.

* Impacts...the potential exists for fast moving and intense grassland fires.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now...or in the near future. A combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

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