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Red Flag Warning


RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR EASTERN NEBRASKA AND WESTERN
IOWA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A RED
FLAG WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN IOWA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 043 MONONA...FIRE 
WEATHER ZONE 055 HARRISON AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056 SHELBY. IN 
NEBRASKA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 015 THURSTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 
033 CUMING...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 034 BURT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 
042 PLATTE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 043 COLFAX...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 
044 DODGE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 045 WASHINGTON AND FIRE WEATHER 
ZONE 050 BUTLER.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 18 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP COULD SPREAD RAPIDLY AND 
COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT TO CONTAIN. OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD BE 
AVOIDED.

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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About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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