Weather

County,
Red Flag Warning issued April 16 at 3:03AM CDT until April 16 at 7:00PM CDT by NWS
Effective: 3:03 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Expires: 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING TODAY...
.A DRY AIRMASS OVER THE REGION WILL BRING HUMIDITY LEVELS DOWN
INTO THE 20 TO 30 PERCENT RANGE WHILE SOUTHERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 25
MPH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH AT TIMES TODAY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL
RESULT IN THE POTENTIAL OF EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR FROM SOUTHEASTERN
KANSAS INTO SOUTHWESTERN AND CENTRAL MISSOURI.
...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WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.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.

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