Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
1028 AM CST SUN JAN 18 2015

KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055-066>069-077>081-088>091-093>095-101>104-
190000-
BOURBON-CRAWFORD-CHEROKEE-BENTON-VERNON-ST. CLAIR-HICKORY-CAMDEN-
BARTON-CEDAR-POLK-DALLAS-LACLEDE-JASPER-DADE-GREENE-WEBSTER-
NEWTON-LAWRENCE-CHRISTIAN-MCDONALD-BARRY-STONE-TANEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FORT SCOTT...PITTSBURG...
BAXTER SPRINGS...COLUMBUS...WARSAW...COLE CAMP...NEVADA...
APPLETON CITY...OSCEOLA...HERMITAGE...OSAGE BEACH...CAMDENTON...
LAMAR...EL DORADO SPRINGS...STOCKTON...BOLIVAR...BUFFALO...
LEBANON...JOPLIN...CARTHAGE...GREENFIELD...SPRINGFIELD...
MARSHFIELD...ROGERSVILLE...NEOSHO...AURORA...MOUNT VERNON...
NIXA...OZARK...ANDERSON...PINEVILLE...MONETT...CASSVILLE...
KIMBERLING CITY...GALENA...BRANSON...FORSYTH
1028 AM CST SUN JAN 18 2015

...ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER DANGER THIS AFTERNOON...

DRY WEATHER COMBINED WITH UNSEASONABLY MILD
TEMPERATURES...DRY DORMANT GRASS AND LEAF LITTER...AND
INCREASINGLY GUSTY WINDS WILL ALLOW FOR THE ELEVATED POTENTIAL
OF RAPID FIRE GROWTH AND SPREAD THIS AFTERNOON.

THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR IN SOUTHEAST KANSAS AND FAR
SOUTHWEST MISSOURI INCLUDING THE COUNTIES ALONG AND WEST OF
INTERSTATE 49...AND ALONG HIGHWAY 44 FROM JOPLIN TO SPRINGFIELD
WHERE WINDS WILL GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH THIS AFTERNOON.
HOWEVER...EVEN A MODERATE INCREASE IN WINDS ELSEWHERE WILL
INCREASE THE FIRE DANGER BECAUSE OF THE LOW HUMIDITY.

ALL WITH OUTSIDE BURNING INTEREST SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR AN
INCREASE IN WINDS. THE POTENTIAL FOR OUTDOOR FIRE SPREAD AND
GROWTH WILL INCREASE. TAKE MEASURES TO ENSURE ANY CONTROLLED BURNS
DO NOT QUICKLY BECOME OUT OF CONTROL. BY EARLY EVENING...WEAKER
WINDS COMBINED WITH AN INCREASE IN RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL LESSEN
THE THREAT FOR QUICK FIRE GROWTH AND SPREAD.

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DSA




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