...Red flag warning remains in effect until 7 PM CDT /6 PM MDT/ this evening for wind and low relative humidity for western and north central Nebraska...
* affected area...in Nebraska...fire weather zone 204 eastern Panhandle/Crescent Lake NWR...fire weather zone 206 sandhills/Valentine NWR/Nebraska National Forest/Samuel r mckelvie National Forest...fire weather zone 208 Niobrara valley/fort Niobrara NWR...fire weather zone 210 Frenchman basin and fire weather zone 219 loess plains.
* Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
* Relative humidity...as low as 11 percent.
* Impacts...any range fire start will have the potential to burn out of control and exhibit extreme fire behavior.
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 will contribute to extreme fire behavior.