... Red flag warning in effect from noon today to 6 PM CST this
evening for wind and low relative humidity for fire weather zones
039, 040, 041, 046, 047, 048, 049, 060, 061, 062, 063 and 064...
The National Weather Service in Hastings has issued a red flag
warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect
from noon today to 6 PM CST this evening. The Fire Weather Watch
is no longer in effect.
* Affected area... 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 060 Dawson, fire weather zone 061 Buffalo,
fire weather zone 062 Hall, fire weather zone 063 Hamilton and
fire weather zone 064 York.
* Winds... southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
* Timing... this afternoon... especially after 1 PM.
* Relative humidity... as low as 15 percent.
* Impacts... any fires that develop will spread quickly... be
difficult to control... and will exhibit extreme fire behavior.
* Recommendations... all potential ignition sources should be used
with extreme caution... and any burning should be postponed.
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.