Weather

County,
Red Flag Warning issued April 07 at 11:55AM CDT until April 08 at 9:00PM CDT by NWS
Effective: 11:55 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Expires: 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

...CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS WEDNESDAY...
.A DRYLINE WILL BE LOCATED ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS BY LATE DAY
WEDNESDAY. WARM CONDITIONS COMBINED WITH DRY AIR SPREADING EAST
ACROSS SOUTHWEST KANSAS BEHIND THIS DRYLINE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
WILL RESULT IN RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES FALLING BACK INTO THE 10
TO 15 PERCENT RANGE. THESE LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES ALONG WITH
GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH WILL CREATE A FAVORABLE
ENVIRONMENT FOR ANY OPEN FIRES TO SPREAD QUICKLY AND BE DIFFICULT
TO CONTROL.
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT /NOON MDT/ TO 9 PM
CDT /8 PM MDT/ WEDNESDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 061...062...063...074...075...076...077...
078...084...085...086...087...088 AND 089...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DODGE CITY HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 1 PM CDT /NOON MDT/ TO 9 PM CDT /8 PM MDT/ WEDNESDAY. THE
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
* AFFECTED AREA...IN KANSAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 061 HAMILTON...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 062 KEARNY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 063 FINNEY...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 074 STANTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 075 GRANT...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 076 HASKELL...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 077 GRAY...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 078 FORD...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 084 MORTON...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 085 STEVENS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 086 SEWARD...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 087 MEADE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 088 CLARK AND
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 089 COMANCHE.
* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 9 PERCENT.
* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOW TO MID 80S.
* TIMING...WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON TO EARLY EVENING.
* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP MAY SPREAD QUICKLY AND BE
DIFFICULT TO CONTROL.

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