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Fire Weather Warning:

Issued at: 3:03 am CDT on April 16, 2014, expires at: 7:00 PM CDT on April 16, 2014
  • ...Red flag warning in effect from 11 am this morning to 7 PM CDT this evening for gusty winds and low humidity for southeastern Kansas... southwestern and central Missouri... The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a red flag warning for gusty winds and low humidity...which is in effect from 11 am this morning to 7 PM CDT this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.
  • 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 066 Vernon...fire weather zone 067 St. Clair... fire weather zone 068 Hickory...fire weather zone 069 Camden... fire weather zone 077 Barton...fire weather zone 078 Cedar... fire weather zone 079 Polk...fire weather zone 080 Dallas... fire weather zone 088 Jasper...fire weather zone 089 Dade... fire weather zone 090 Greene...fire weather zone 093 Newton... fire weather zone 094 Lawrence and fire weather zone 101 McDonald.
  • Winds...south 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
  • Timing...late morning through early evening.
  • Relative humidity...as low as 20 to 25 percent.
  • Temperatures...in the lower and middle 60s.
  • Impacts...any outdoor burning will be extremely difficult to contain and control. Grass fires will spread quickly under these conditions. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now...or will shortly. A combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.
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