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Critical Fire Weather Conditions from Great Basin to Northern Rockies

Parts of the western U.S. will return to dry and windy conditions on Wednesday which will lead to the potential for rapid fire spread. There are numerous ongoing wildfires in this part of the country. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for portions of several states including California, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Russell, Russell Municipal Airport (KRSL)

Lat: 38.87°NLon: 98.81°WElev: 1860ft.

Fair

78°F

26°C

Humidity 54%
Wind Speed S 14 mph
Barometer 29.93 in (1011.1 mb)
Dewpoint 60°F (16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index79°F (26°C)
Last update 2 Sep 12:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

6 Miles N Dorrance KS

  • Overnight

    Overnight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Breezy, with a south wind 14 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.

    Hot and
    Breezy

    High: 97 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Breezy, with a south wind 14 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    and Breezy
    then Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 71 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 96. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Mostly
    Sunny and
    Breezy

    High: 96 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 72 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Breezy.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Mostly
    Sunny and
    Breezy

    High: 93 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 72 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 96.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 96 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 72 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Breezy, with a south wind 14 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. Breezy, with a south wind 14 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 96. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.
Thursday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Breezy.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 96.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 93.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Labor Day
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88.
Monday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.
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Point Forecast:
6 Miles N Dorrance KS
 38.94°N 98.59°W
11:26 pm CDT Sep 1, 2015
1am CDT Sep 2, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 8, 2015
 
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