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County,
Red Flag Warning issued March 16 at 2:31PM CDT until March 16 at 8:00PM CDT by NWS
Effective: 2:31 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2015
Expires: 8 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON UNTIL 8 PM TODAY...
.AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL DROP INTO THE 10 TO 20 PERCENT
RANGE ACROSS ALL OF NORTHEAST KANSAS...NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL
MISSOURI. SLIGHTLY HIGHER VALUES IN THE 20 TO 30 PERCENT RANGE ARE
EXPECTED OVER NORTHEAST MISSOURI. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH...
WITH GUSTS APPROACHING 30 MPH COMBINED WITH THE DRY AND BREEZY
CONDITIONS WILL BRING VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL TO
THE AREA. ANY FIRES THAT IGNITE THIS AFTERNOON WILL HAVE THE
NECESSARY INGREDIENTS...INCLUDING DRY FUELS...TO SPREAD VERY QUICKLY.
OUTDOOR BURNING IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED ON MONDAY.
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING
FOR DRY CONDITIONS AND WINDS APPROACHING 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO
30 MPH FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 001...002...003...004...005...006...
007...008...011...012...013...014...015...016...017...020...021...
022...023...024...025...025...028...029...030...031...032...033...
037...038...039...040...043...044...045...046...053...054...057...
060...102...103...104 AND 105...
* AFFECTED AREA...IN KANSAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 025 ATCHISON
KS... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 057 MIAMI...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 060 LINN
KS... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 102 DONIPHAN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 103
LEAVENWORTH...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 104 WYANDOTTE AND FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 105 JOHNSON KS. IN MISSOURI...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 001
ATCHISON MO...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 002 NODAWAY...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 003 WORTH...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 004 GENTRY...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 005 HARRISON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 006 MERCER...FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 007 PUTNAM...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 008 SCHUYLER...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 011 HOLT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 012 ANDREW...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 013 DE KALB...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 014
DAVIESS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 015 GRUNDY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 016
SULLIVAN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 017 ADAIR...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 020
BUCHANAN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 021 CLINTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
022 CALDWELL...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 023 LIVINGSTON...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 024 LINN MO...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 025 MACON...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 028 PLATTE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 029 CLAY...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 030 RAY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 031 CARROLL...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 032 CHARITON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 037 JACKSON...FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 038 LAFAYETTE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 039 SALINE...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 043 CASS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 044 JOHNSON MO
AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 053 BATES.
* WINDS...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH WITH GUSTS APPROACHING 30
MPH.
* TIMING...THE DRIEST CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR NOW AND 7 PM. SHORTLY
AFTER SUNSET RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL INCREASE AND WINDS WILL
GRADUALLY DIMINISH.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 TO 20 PERCENT IN WESTERN AND NORTHWEST
MISSOURI AND EASTERN KANSAS. 20 TO 30 PERCENT IN NORTHEAST
MISSOURI.
* TEMPERATURES...TOPPING OUT BETWEEN 80 AND 85 DEGREES.
* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF THE DRY AND BREEZY CONDITIONS
WILL BRING VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL TO THE
AREA. ANY FIRES THAT IGNITE THIS AFTERNOON WILL HAVE THE
NECESSARY INGREDIENTS...INCLUDING DRY FUELS SUCH AS NATIVE
GRASSES AND BRUSH PILES...TO SPREAD VERY QUICKLY. OUTDOOR
BURNING IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED ON MONDAY.

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