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County,
Fire Weather Watch issued February 21 at 12:08AM CST until February 21 at 6:00PM CST by NWS
Effective: 12:08 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
Expires: 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

...A FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR TODAY...
.STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP TODAY AS A COLD FRONT
APPROACHES FROM THE NORTHWEST AND STRONG HIGH PRESSURE REMAINS
SOUTHEAST OF THE AREA. CONTINUED DRY WEATHER COUPLED WITH
DRY...DORMANT VEGETATION AND STRONG WINDS WILL LEAD TO THE HIGH
POTENTIAL FOR RAPID FIRE SPREAD IF NATURAL COVER FIRES OCCUR.
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM CST FRIDAY
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR
FAR SOUTHEAST KANSAS AND THE MISSOURI OZARKS...
* AFFECTED AREA...IN KANSAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 073 BOURBON...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 097 CRAWFORD AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 101
CHEROKEE. IN MISSOURI...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055 BENTON...FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 056 MORGAN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 057 MILLER...FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 058 MARIES...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 066 VERNON...FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 067 ST. CLAIR...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 068 HICKORY...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 069 CAMDEN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 070 PULASKI...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 071 PHELPS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 077 BARTON...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 078 CEDAR...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 079 POLK...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 080 DALLAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 081 LACLEDE...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 082 TEXAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 088 JASPER...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 089 DADE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 090 GREENE...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 091 WEBSTER...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 092 WRIGHT...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 093 NEWTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 094
LAWRENCE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 095 CHRISTIAN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
096 DOUGLAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 097 HOWELL...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
101 MCDONALD...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 102 BARRY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
103 STONE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 104 TANEY AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE
105 OZARK.
* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.
* TIMING...LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. ELEVATED TO
SIGNIFICANT FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS MAY OCCUR AS GUSTY WINDS AND
LOW HUMIDITY VALUES DEVELOP.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 24 PERCENT.
* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 50S.
* IMPACTS...ANY OUTDOOR BURNING WILL BE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO
CONTAIN AND CONTROL. NATURAL COVER FIRES WILL SPREAD QUICKLY
WITH THESE CONDITIONS.

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