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Weather Alert Detail

  • Red Flag Warning for Wichita County, Kansas
  • Red Flag Warning issued April 06 at 3:26PM CDT until April 06 at 8:00PM CDT by NWS
  • Effective: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 2:26 p.m.
  • Expires: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 7 p.m.
  • ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER TODAY...POSSIBLY TOMORROW...
    .AFTER COLLABORATION WITH PARTNERS AND AREA FORECAST OFFICES...IT
    WAS DETERMINED THAT A RFW WAS NEEDED FOR TODAY PRIMARILY DUE TO
    STRONG WINDS. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AS LOW AS 15-17 PERCENT OUR
    EXPECTED. SUSTAINED WINDS OF 20-30 MPH...GUSTING 45 MPH...VERY
    DRY FUELS AND RECENT DRY WEATHER ALL INDICATE THAT DANGEROUS FIRE
    WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED.
    FOR TOMORROW...A FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS ISSUED FOR A COMBINATION OF
    WINDS AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY. WHILE 15% RH IS NOT FORECAST...
    COORDINATION WITH LOCAL PARTNERS ON FUELS AND RECENT FIRE WEATHER
    CONCERNS THAT A WATCH IS NEEDED FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
    CONDITIONS.
    ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MDT /8 PM CDT/
    THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
    ZONES 001...002...003...013...014...015...027...028...029...041...
    042...079...080...252...253 AND 254...
    * AFFECTED AREA...IN COLORADO...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 252 YUMA...
    FIRE WEATHER ZONE 253 KIT CARSON AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 254
    CHEYENNE. IN KANSAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 001 CHEYENNE...FIRE
    WEATHER ZONE 002 RAWLINS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 003 DECATUR...
    FIRE WEATHER ZONE 013 SHERMAN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 014 THOMAS...
    FIRE WEATHER ZONE 015 SHERIDAN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 027
    WALLACE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 028 LOGAN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 029
    GOVE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 041 GREELEY AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 042
    WICHITA. IN NEBRASKA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 079 DUNDY AND FIRE
    WEATHER ZONE 080 HITCHCOCK.
    * WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.
    * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT.
    * IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT START WILL HAVE EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR
    AND SPREAD RAPIDLY. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT ADVISED.