Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
1149 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

KSZ009>012-021>024-026-035>040-054>056-058-059-162300-
/O.CON.KTOP.FW.W.0012.000000T0000Z-140416T2300Z/
WASHINGTON-MARSHALL-NEMAHA-BROWN-CLAY-RILEY-POTTAWATOMIE-JACKSON-
JEFFERSON-DICKINSON-GEARY-MORRIS-WABAUNSEE-SHAWNEE-DOUGLAS-LYON-
OSAGE-FRANKLIN-COFFEY-ANDERSON-
1149 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CDT THIS EVENING
FOR LOW HUMIDITIES...STRONG WINDS AND CRITICAL FUELS FOR
NORTHEAST...EAST CENTRAL AND PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 009 WASHINGTON...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 010 MARSHALL...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 011 NEMAHA...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 012 BROWN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 021 CLAY...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 022 RILEY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 023
  POTTAWATOMIE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 024 JACKSON...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 026 JEFFERSON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 035 DICKINSON...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 036 GEARY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 037 MORRIS...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 038 WABAUNSEE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 039 SHAWNEE...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 040 DOUGLAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 054 LYON...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055 OSAGE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056 FRANKLIN...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 058 COFFEY AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 059
  ANDERSON.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* TIMING...HUMIDITIES WILL CONTINUE TO DROP OFF THIS AFTERNOON.
  SOUTH WINDS GRADUALLY SHIFT TO THE SOUTHWEST THIS AFTERNOON FROM WEST
  TO EAST.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 22 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 60S.

* IMPACTS...FIRES CAN START QUICKLY...SPREAD FURIOUSLY AND BURN
  INTENSELY. ALL FIRES ARE POTENTIALLY SERIOUS. ALL OUTDOOR
  BURNING SHOULD BE AVOIDED IN RED FLAG CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION STRONG
WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

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