Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
347 PM CDT TUE APR 15 2014

...WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS WEST THIS AFTERNOON AND CENTRAL AND
EAST WEDNESDAY...

.BREEZY SOUTH WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL CONTINUE NEAR
HIGHWAY 81 THIS AFTERNOON. SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL BE RATHER
STRONG BY MID MORNING AND IN COMBINATION WITH QUICKLY WARMING
TEMPERATURES AND A RATHER DRY AIRMASS AND DRY FUELS....DANGEROUS
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP IN NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL
KANSAS WEDNESDAY.

KSZ008-020-034-160100-
/O.CON.KTOP.FW.W.0011.000000T0000Z-140416T0100Z/
REPUBLIC-CLOUD-OTTAWA-
347 PM CDT TUE APR 15 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH
CENTRAL KANSAS...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 008 REPUBLIC...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 020 CLOUD AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 034 OTTAWA.

* WINDS...SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* TIMING...FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE AT THEIR GREATEST
  IMPACT THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON. SOME INCREASES IN HUMIDITIES
  WILL TAKE PLACE AROUND SUNSET THOUGH WINDS WILL NOT DROP OFF
  MUCH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 17 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...AROUND 60.

* 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.

&&

$$

KSZ010>012-022>024-026-036>040-054>056-058-059-160500-
/O.NEW.KTOP.FW.A.0004.140416T1600Z-140417T0000Z/
MARSHALL-NEMAHA-BROWN-RILEY-POTTAWATOMIE-JACKSON-JEFFERSON-GEARY-
MORRIS-WABAUNSEE-SHAWNEE-DOUGLAS-LYON-OSAGE-FRANKLIN-COFFEY-
ANDERSON-
347 PM CDT TUE APR 15 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...AND
DRY FUELS FOR NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL KANSAS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TOPEKA HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER
WATCH FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...AND RY FUELS...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 010 MARSHALL...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 011 NEMAHA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 012 BROWN...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 022 RILEY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 023 POTTAWATOMIE...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 024 JACKSON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 026 JEFFERSON...
  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...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* TIMING...HUMIDITIES WILL DROP OFF QUICKLY WEDNESDAY MORNING WITH
  ALREADY GUSTY WINDS AT DAWN PEAKING IN THE LATE MORNING INTO THE
  EARLY AFTERNOON.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 23 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 FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$




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