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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 2:38 AM CDT on April 01, 2015

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on April 01, 2015


... Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM
CDT this evening for extreme grassland fire danger for fire
weather zones 052... 053... 068... 069... 082... 083... 091 and 092...

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 7 PM CDT this evening.

* Extreme grassland fire danger... is forecast.

* Winds... south around 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 35 percent.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly
and become very difficult to control. Outdoor burning is not
recommended.

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.

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this fire weather product.



Jakub



Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:00 AM CDT on April 01, 2015


... On this date in weather history...

In 1988... a strong storm system produced a variety of
severe weather across the central United States. A
winter storm dropped 22 inches of snow at Rye Colorado
and Timpas Oklahoma... and 19 inches at Sharon Springs
Kansas. In northeast Texas... severe thunderstorms
spawned an F3 tornado.The track was 13 miles long and
around 400 yards wide.The tornado injured 9 and caused

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