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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 11:26 AM CST on February 21, 2017

Expires 7:00 PM EST on February 21, 2017


... Red flag warning in effect until 6 PM CST this evening for
wind and low relative humidity for fire weather zones 072, 073,
074, 075, 076 and 077...

The National Weather Service in Hastings has issued a red flag
warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect
until 6 PM CST this evening.

* Affected area... in Nebraska, fire weather zone 072 Gosper,
fire weather zone 073 Phelps, fire weather zone 074 Kearney,
fire weather zone 075 Adams, fire weather zone 076 Clay and
fire weather zone 077 Fillmore.

* Winds... southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* Timing... this afternoon... especially after 1 PM.

* Relative humidity... as low as 15 percent.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will spread quickly... be
difficult to control... and will exhibit extreme fire behavior.

* Recommendations... all potential ignition sources should be
used with extreme caution... and any burning should be
postponed.

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.

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.





Record Report

Statement as of 2:19 PM CST on February 21, 2017

Expires 11:30 PM EST on February 21, 2017


... Record high temperature for February 21st at Hastings
Nebraska...

As of 215 PM CST, the high temperature at Hastings Municipal
Airport had reached 74 degrees. This breaks the previous record
for the date of 73 degrees set in 1995.

With a few more hours of potential heating to go, it is possible
that today's high temperature will further rise. Should this
occur, this statement will be updated later this afternoon with
the final numbers.

Temperature records at Hastings are based on NWS cooperative
observer reports between the years of 1907 and June 1996, with
records since July 1996 from the automated sensor at Hastings
Municipal Airport.


These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality
control by the National centers for environmental information
(formerly known as ncdc). Therefore, these data are subject to
revision. Final and certified climate data can be accessed at
www.Ncdc.NOAA.Gov.


Pfannkuch

219 PM CST Tue Feb 21 2017

... Record high temperature for February 21st at Hastings
Nebraska...

As of 215 PM CST, the high temperature at Hastings Municipal
Airport had reached 74 degrees. This breaks the previous record
for the date of 73 degrees set in 1995.

With a few more hours of potential heating to go, it is possible
that today's high temperature will further rise. Should this
occur, this statement will be updated later this afternoon with
the final numbers.

Temperature records at Hastings are based on NWS cooperative
observer reports between the years of 1907 and June 1996, with
records since July 1996 from the automated sensor at Hastings
Municipal Airport.


These data are preliminary and have not undergone final quality
control by the National centers for environmental information
(formerly known as ncdc). Therefore, these data are subject to
revision. Final and certified climate data can be accessed at
www.Ncdc.NOAA.Gov.


Pfannkuch


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 11:01 AM CST on February 21, 2017


... NOAA Weather Radio station kec-39 near Cambridge Nebraska has
returned to service...

The communication issue that took this transmitter off the air
Monday evening has been resolved, and the weather radio broadcast
has resumed. We apologize for any inconvenience this outage may
have caused.


Pfannkuch

1101 am CST Tue Feb 21 2017

... NOAA Weather Radio station kec-39 near Cambridge Nebraska has
returned to service...

The communication issue that took this transmitter off the air
Monday evening has been resolved, and the weather radio broadcast
has resumed. We apologize for any inconvenience this outage may
have caused.


Pfannkuch


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