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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:00 AM CST Dec. 11, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from 11 am this morning to 7 PM CST
this evening for extreme grassland fire danger for fire weather
zones 032... 033... 047... 048... 049... 050... 051... 052... 053... 067...
068... 069... 070... 071... 082... 083... 091... 092... 093... 094... 095...
098 and 099...

The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a red flag
warning for extreme grassland fire danger, which is in effect
from 11 am this morning to 7 PM CST this evening. The Fire
Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Extreme grassland fire danger... is forecast.

* Winds... northwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Relative humidity... around 20 percent.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly and
become very difficult to control. Outdoor burning is greatly

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. Furthermore, the strong northwest winds
will make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles.

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

Public Information Statement
Issued: 6:00 AM CST Dec. 11, 2017 – National Weather Service

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

In 1988, an Arctic air mass invaded the northern plains
and upper Great Lakes.International Falls, MN plunged
into a thermal abyss with low of 25 degrees below zero,
which was the coldest location in the nation. Sault
Saint Marie, mi plunged to 14 below zero. Parts of
eastern Upper Michigan remained below zero throughout the


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