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County,
Fire Weather Watch issued April 01 at 4:14AM CDT until April 01 at 8:00PM CDT by NWS
Effective: 4:14 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Expires: 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2015

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON...
.HOT TEMPERATURES...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...AND BREEZY WINDS ARE
EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON. THESE CONDITIONS SUPPORT AN ENVIRONMENT
WHERE RAPID WILDFIRE GROWTH WILL OCCUR. AN ABUNDANCE OF VERY DRY
LIGHT FUELS WILL FAVOR FIRES THAT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO CONTROL. IN
ADDITION, LIGHTNING FROM AN ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORM OR TWO THIS
AFTERNOON MAY IGNITE A FIRE. EXPECT WINDS TO CHANGE IN SPEED AND
DIRECTION UNPREDICTABLY IN AND AROUND THE LIGHT SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS.
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CDT /11 AM MDT/
TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES,
BREEZY WINDS, AND AN ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORM FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 043...061...062...063...074...075...076...084... 085 AND
086...
* AFFECTED AREA...IN KANSAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 043 SCOTT...FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 061 HAMILTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 062 KEARNY...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 063 FINNEY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 074 STANTON...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 075 GRANT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 076 HASKELL...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 084 MORTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 085 STEVENS
AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 086 SEWARD.
* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 10 TO 13 PERCENT LATE THIS
AFTERNOON.
* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
* OTHER THREATS...ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS.
* IMPACTS...RAPIDLY SPREADING FIRES THAT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO
CONTROL. OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD BE AVOIDED.

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