Weather

County,
Fire Weather Watch issued March 23 at 5:03AM CDT until March 24 at 7:00PM CDT by NWS
Effective: 5:03 a.m. on Monday, March 23, 2015
Expires: 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

...EXTREME FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS LIKELY TUESDAY AFTERNOON...
.WARM TEMPERATURES, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES, AND STRONG WINDS CAN
BE EXPECTED TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THESE CONDITIONS SUPPORT AN
ENVIRONMENT WHERE RAPID WILDFIRE GROWTH WILL OCCUR. AN ABUNDANCE
OF VERY DRY LIGHT FUELS WILL FAVOR FIRES THAT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO
CONTROL.
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 031...046...065...066...079...080...081...089 AND
090...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DODGE CITY HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.
* AFFECTED AREA...IN KANSAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 031 ELLIS...FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 046 RUSH...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 065 PAWNEE...FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 066 STAFFORD...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 079 EDWARDS...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 080 KIOWA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 081 PRATT...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 089 COMANCHE AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 090
BARBER.
* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.
* TIMING...NOON THROUGH 7 PM CDT.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 14 PERCENT.
* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 70S.
* IMPACTS...RAPIDLY SPREADING FIRES THAT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO
CONTROL. OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD BE AVOIDED.

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