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Red Flag Warning issued February 18 at 3:59PM CST until February 18 at 7:00PM CST by NWS
Effective: 3:59 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018
Expires: 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018

...Critical fire weather continue through this afternoonm into
early this evening...
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST /7 PM CST/
THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 013...014...015...016...027...028...029...041...042...
253 AND 254...
* Affected Areas...In Colorado... Fire Weather Zone 253 Kit
Carson Fire Weather Zone 254 Cheyenne
* Affected Areas...In Kansas... Fire Weather Zone 013 Sherman
Fire Weather Zone 014 Thomas Fire Weather Zone 015 Sheridan
Fire Weather Zone 016 Graham Fire Weather Zone 027 Wallace
Fire Weather Zone 028 Logan Fire Weather Zone 029 Gove Fire
Weather Zone 041 Greeley Fire Weather Zone 042 Wichita
* Period of Concern...This afternoon into early evening.
* Temperatures...Afternoon highs in the 70s decreasing into the
middle to upper 60s early this evening.
* Relative Humidity...As low as 11 percent.
* Winds...Southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
* Impacts...Any fires that start will have extreme fire behavior
and spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not advised.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
Outdoor burning is strongly discouraged today. Consider canceling
or postponing outdoor burning plans.
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are imminent. Strong southwest winds, low relative humidity
values, and above normal temperatures will create an environment
in which extreme fire behavior can be expected.

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