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UTV accident kills 9-year-old boy April 27, 2015

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  • Red Flag Warning for Hamilton County, Kansas
  • Red Flag Warning issued April 08 at 4:16AM CDT until April 08 at 9:00PM CDT by NWS
  • Effective: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 3:16 a.m.
  • Expires: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 8 p.m.
  • ...CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS EXPECTED TODAY...
    .A STATIONARY FRONT EXTENDING FROM THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF KANSAS
    INTO NORTHERN OKLAHOMA WILL LIFT SLOWLY NORTH INTO FAR SOUTHWEST
    KANSAS THIS AFTERNOON. A DRYLINE WILL BE LOCATED ACROSS FAR SOUTH
    CENTRAL KANSAS BY LATE TODAY. TO THE WEST OF THE DRYLINE AND SOUTH
    OF THE FRONT, WARM AND DRY AIR WILL SPREAD INTO FAR SOUTHWEST KANSAS.
    RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES SHOULD FALL BELOW 15 PERCENT. IN ADDITION,
    GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH WILL CREATE CRITICAL FIRE
    WEATHER CONDITIONS.
    ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT /NOON MDT/
    THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM CDT /8 PM MDT/ THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND
    LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 061...062...074...075...
    076...084...085...086...087 AND 088...
    * AFFECTED AREA...IN KANSAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 061 HAMILTON...
    FIRE WEATHER ZONE 062 KEARNY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 074 STANTON...
    FIRE WEATHER ZONE 075 GRANT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 076 HASKELL...
    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...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.
    * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 11 PERCENT.
    * TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOW TO MID 80S.
    * TIMING...MID AFTERNOON TO EARLY EVENING.
    * IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP MAY SPREAD QUICKLY AND BE
    DIFFICULT TO CONTROL.