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Regional Weather Summary
National Weather Service Wichita KS
445 PM CST Fri Nov 24 2017

Central and eastern Kansas experienced record setting warm
temperatures this afternoon with highs reaching into the mid-80s
in portions of the state, while other locations reached the upper
70s. Wind speeds also increased significantly behind a cold front
that passed across central Kansas, increasing speeds up to 35mph
with gusts over 40mph across Nebraska and northern Kansas.
Increased winds, curing, low relative humidity, high temperatures
resulted in an extreme Grassland Fire Danger Index this
afternoon, and many fires were reported across Nebraska and
Kansas.

Winds out of the north will gradually decrease tonight to 5 to 12
mph with slightly higher gusts. Lows tonight will range from the
upper 20s in western Nebraska to the upper 40s across southeast
Kansas and into Oklahoma. No meaningful precipitation is expected
across the region as skies will remain partly cloudy throughout
the evening and into the early morning hours on Saturday.

During the day on Saturday, temperatures will remain mild but
cooler than Friday, with highs in the upper 50s and low 60s
expected across the Central Plains. Winds will shift to southerly
across the western Plains but remain northerly in the east. Winds
will be considerably lighter on Saturday with prevailing speeds of
5 to 12mph. Once again, no meaningful precipitation is expected
as surface high pressure settles into the area, producing mostly
sunny to partly cloudy skies across the region.

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TAV


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