Weather

County,
Red Flag Warning issued March 16 at 11:52AM CDT until March 16 at 8:00PM CDT by NWS
Effective: 11:52 a.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 AND NORTHWEST MISSOURI. SLIGHTLY
HIGHER VALUES IN THE 25 TO 35 PERCENT RANGE ARE EXPECTED OVER CENTRAL
MISSOURI. SOUTHWEST WINDS FROM 15 TO 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 033 RANDOLPH...FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 037 JACKSON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 038 LAFAYETTE...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 039 SALINE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 040 HOWARD...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 043 CASS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 044 JOHNSON
MO...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 045 PETTIS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 046
COOPER...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 053 BATES AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 054
HENRY.
* WINDS...SOUTHWEST WINDS BETWEEN 15 AND 20 MPH WITH GUSTS APPROACHING
30 MPH.
* TIMING...THE DRIEST CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR BETWEEN 2 PM AND 7 PM.
SHORTLY AFTER SUNSET RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL INCREASE AND
WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 TO 25 PERCENT IN WESTERN AND NORTHWEST
MISSOURI AND EASTERN KANSAS. 25 TO 35 PERCENT IN CENTRAL AND
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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