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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:22 AM MST Feb. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from 11 am this morning to 5 PM MST
this afternoon for wind and low relative humidity for fire
weather zones 013... 027... 253 and 254...

The National Weather Service in Goodland has issued a red flag
warning for wind and low relative humidity... which is in effect
from 11 am this morning to 5 PM MST this afternoon. The Fire
Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area... in Colorado... fire weather zone 253 Kit Carson
and fire weather zone 254 Cheyenne. In Kansas... fire weather
zone 013 Sherman and fire weather zone 027 Wallace.

* Winds... southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 16 percent.

* Temperatures... in the mid 50s to near 60.

* Impacts... any fires that start will have extreme fire behavior
and spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not advised.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

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