Western Cherry Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 10:40 PM MDT on March 28, 2015

... Red flag warning now in effect until 2 am MDT Sunday for dry
lightning and a significant wind shift for the eastern Panhandle
and Crescent Lake NWR...

* affected area... in Nebraska... fire weather zone 204 eastern
Panhandle/Crescent Lake NWR.

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

* Relative humidity... 20 to 30 percent.

* Impacts... any range fire that start may have the potential to
burn out of control and exhibit extreme burning behavior. A
strong cold front and significant wind shift... will make
fighting any fires which are ongoing... difficult.

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 and low relative humidity... as well as dry lightning... will
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

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