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Fire Weather Watch issued March 15 at 2:32AM CDT until March 16 at 8:00PM CDT by NWS
Effective: noon on Friday, March 16, 2018
Expires: 8 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM
CDT THIS EVENING FOR EXTREME GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 032...033...047...048...049...050...051...052...
053...067...068...069...070...071...072...082...083...091...092...
093...094...095...096...098...099 AND 100...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR EXTREME GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 032...033...047...048...049...050...051...052...053...067...
068...069...070...071...072...082...083...091...092...093...094...
095...096...098...099 AND 100...
The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a Red Flag
Warning for extreme grassland fire danger, which is in effect
from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM CDT this evening. A Fire Weather
Watch has also been issued. This Fire Weather Watch for extreme
grassland fire danger is in effect from Friday afternoon through
Friday evening.
* Extreme Grassland Fire Danger...Is expected for this afternoon.
Extreme to catastrophic fire danger levels are likely to occur
on Friday afternoon.
* Winds...South 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph for this
afternoon. On Friday the winds will switch to west and
northwest, and become even stronger than today.
* Relative Humidity...As low as 19 percent.
* Impacts...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly
and become very difficult to control. Outdoor burning is not
recommended for today or Friday.

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