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    • Red Flag Warning

      Red Flag Warning in effect from Monday, 12:00 PM CST until Monday, 7:00 PM CST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

    ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM CST MONDAY FOR
    WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 005, 006,
    007, 017, 018, 019, 082 AND 083...

    The National Weather Service in Hastings has issued a Red Flag
    Warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect
    from noon to 7 PM CST Monday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer
    in effect.

    * AFFECTED AREA...In Kansas, Fire Weather Zone 005 Phillips,
    Fire Weather Zone 006 Smith, Fire Weather Zone 007 Jewell,
    Fire Weather Zone 017 Rooks, Fire Weather Zone 018 Osborne and
    Fire Weather Zone 019 Mitchell. In Nebraska, Fire Weather Zone
    082 Furnas and Fire Weather Zone 083 Harlan.

    * WINDS...South 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

    * TIMING...Monday afternoon and early evening.

    * 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 caution. Any burning should be postponed.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    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.

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