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Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 4:05 AM CDT on April 16, 2014

...Red flag warning in effect from 10 am this morning to 6 PM CDT this evening for wind and low relative humidity over southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa.

The National Weather Service in Omaha/valley has issued a red flag warning for wind and low relative humidity...which is in effect from 10 am this morning to 6 PM CDT this evening.

* Affected weather zone 055 Harrison... fire weather zone 056 weather zone 069 Pottawattamie... fire weather zone 079 weather zone 080 Montgomery... fire weather zone 090 Fremont and fire weather zone 091 Page. In weather zone 045 weather zone 051 weather zone 052 weather zone 053 weather zone 065 weather zone 066 weather zone 067 weather zone 068 weather zone 078 weather zone 088 Jefferson... fire weather zone 089 weather zone 090 Johnson... fire weather zone 091 weather zone 092 Pawnee and fire weather zone 093 Richardson.

* Winds...southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Relative low as 20 percent.

* Impacts...conditions will be favorable for fires to start quickly and spread rapidly. All 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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