Red Flag Warning Issued for McPherson County

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RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM CST FOR THE FOLLOWNING COUNTIES
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The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a Red Flag
Warning for strong northwest wind and low relative humidity,
which is in effect from noon today to 6 PM CST this evening.

* Extreme Grassland Fire Danger...Is forecast.

* Winds...Northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* 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.

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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