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Red Flag Warning

Areas Affected: Niobrara, Lower Elevations of Converse, Thunder Basin National Grassland; Upper North Platte River Basin

NWS Cheyenne (Southeastern Wyoming and Western Nebraska)

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 6 PM MDT THURSDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 301. Fire weather zone 306.

* WIND...Southwest 10 to 18 mph with gusts around 30 mph.

* HUMIDITY...10 to 15 percent

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop may spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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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Updated: 2:16 PM - October 18th, 2017