Weather

County,
Red Flag Warning issued March 17 at 11:06AM CDT until March 17 at 7:00PM CDT by NWS
Effective: 11:06 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Expires: 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM TODAY...
.EARLY AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL DROP INTO THE 20 TO 25 PERCENT
RANGE ACROSS ALL OF NORTHEAST KANSAS...AND NORTHWEST THROUGH NORTH
CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST MISSOURI. SLIGHTLY HIGHER VALUES IN THE 25 TO
30 PERCENT RANGE ARE EXPECTED OVER EAST CENTRAL KANSAS THROUGH CENTRAL
MISSOURI. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH...WITH GUSTS APPROACHING 30
MPH...COMBINED WITH THESE DRY CONDITIONS WILL RESULT IN VERY HIGH TO
EXTREME FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL TO THESE AREA THIS AFTERNOON. ANY FIRES
THAT IGNITE THIS AFTERNOON WILL HAVE THE NECESSARY INGREDIENTS...
INCLUDING DRY FUELS...TO SPREAD VERY QUICKLY. OUTDOOR BURNING IS
STRONGLY DISCOURAGED TODAY.
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR DRY
CONDITIONS AND WINDS AROUND 20 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...028...029...
102...103 AND 104...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL HAS
ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING FOR DRY CONDITIONS AND WINDS AROUND 20
MPH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING.
* AFFECTED AREA...IN KANSAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 025 ATCHISON
KS... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 102 DONIPHAN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 103
LEAVENWORTH AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 104 WYANDOTTE. 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 028 PLATTE AND
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 029 CLAY.
* WINDS...NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.
* TIMING...WINDS WILL BE STRONGEST LATE THIS MORNING INTO THE EARLY
AFTERNOON HOURS...WHICH WILL RESULT IN THE HIGHEST FIRE DANGER.
HOWEVER...LATER IN THE AFTERNOON THE WIND WILL EASE UP A BIT...BUT
HUMIDITY LEVELS WILL BE BOTTOMING OUT BELOW 25 PERCENT.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 23 PERCENT.
* TEMPERATURES...AROUND 50.
* 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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