Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Wichita KS
446 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

446 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Central, South
Central and Southeast Kansas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

An extreme grassland fire danger will exist across all of central
Kansas as well as Reno, Harvey, Greenwood and Woodson counties due
primarily to southerly winds from 25 to 40 mph. A Red Flag Warning
is in effect for these areas from noon until 6 PM and should be
referred to for further details. All outdoor burning is to be
avoided in these areas! A very high grassland fire danger will
exist across the remaining areas.

The strong southerly winds will make travel difficult on east to
west oriented highways such as I-70 and Highway 400. You should be
especially alert when driving high-profile vehicles! For further
details, please refer to the Wind Advisory that is in effect from 9
AM until 6 PM CST.

A few thunderstorms are possible in southeast Kansas late tonight
but should be neither strong nor severe.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday

Scattered thunderstorms are possible primarily for areas east and
southeast of I-35 Monday afternoon and especially Monday night.
While some small hail and 40 to 50 mph gusts may occur with the
stronger storms, locally heavy rains are likely, especially across
southeast Kansas where a few thunderstorms may continue Tuesday

There is a chance for light freezing rain in parts of central
Kansas late Monday night and Tuesday morning. There is a chance for
some light snow in southeast Kansas Wednesday afternoon and
Wednesday night but little if any accumulation should result.

The chances for light snow will slowly increase in most areas
Thursday night. For south-central and southeast Kansas, the light
snow may be mixed with light rain.

There is also a slight chance for light snow in parts of central
Kansas Saturday morning.


Spotter activation is not anticipated today or tonight.


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