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High winds will create fire danger Thursday

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By Jim Misunas

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind watch for central and northwest Kansas, which could produce extreme fire conditions Thursday.
Counties included in the high wind watch are Barton, Russell, Ellsworth and Lincoln counties. The high wind watch is in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday afternoon.
Thursday afternoon, northwesterly winds of 35 to 40 mph are forecast with gusts to 50 mph from a developing low pressure system. Most of northwest Kansas is included in the high wind watch.
Barton County is forecast to encounter a very high fire index at ...

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