Special Statement:

Issued at: 3:11 am CST on January 28, 2015, expires at: 5:00 PM CST on January 28, 2015
  • ...Elevated fire weather danger this afternoon... Dry weather combined with unseasonably mild temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s...dry dormant grass and Leaf litter...and increasingly gusty winds will allow for the elevated potential of rapid fire growth and spread this afternoon. The strongest winds will occur in southeast Kansas and far southwest Missouri including the counties along and west of Interstate 49...and along Highway 44 from Joplin to Springfield where wind is expected to gust in the 30 to 35 mph range this afternoon. Afternoon humidity levels could drop into the upper 20s to low 30 percentile range over western Missouri and extreme southeast Kansas. All with outside burning interest should be prepared for an increase in winds. The potential for outdoor fire spread and growth will increase. Take measures to ensure any controlled Burns do not quickly become out of control. By early evening...weaker winds combined with an increase in relative humidity will lessen the threat for quick fire growth and spread. Lindenberg
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