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Red Flag Warning

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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Extreme Fire Danger

RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
458 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

KSZ010-162300-
MARSHALL-
458 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...EXTREME FIRE DANGER TODAY...

THE RANGELAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL BE IN THE EXTREME CATEGORY
THIS AFTERNOON.


EXTREME FIRE DANGER MEANS THAT FIRES START QUICKLY...SPREAD
FURIOUSLY AND BURN INTENSELY. ALL FIRES ARE POTENTIALLY SERIOUS.
ALL OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD BE AVOIDED IN AREAS WITH EXTREME FIRE
DANGER.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FLINT HILLS SMOKE MANAGEMENT PLAN
PLEASE VISIT KSFIRE.ORG


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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
455 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

KSZ008>012-020>024-026-034>040-054>056-058-059-171000-
REPUBLIC-WASHINGTON-MARSHALL-NEMAHA-BROWN-CLOUD-CLAY-RILEY-
POTTAWATOMIE-JACKSON-JEFFERSON-OTTAWA-DICKINSON-GEARY-MORRIS-
WABAUNSEE-SHAWNEE-DOUGLAS-LYON-OSAGE-FRANKLIN-COFFEY-ANDERSON-
455 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST CENTRAL...NORTH
CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST KANSAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

EXTREME FIRE DANGER CONDITIONS EXPECTED OVER EAST
CENTRAL...NORTHEAST AND PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS BEGINNING
IN THE LATE MORNING HOURS. THE GUSTY WINDS AND DRY CONDITIONS
PERSIST THROUGH EARLY EVENING. PLEASE REFER TO THE RED FLAG
WARNING FOR MORE DETAILS.

VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF FAR
NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS THIS MORNING THROUGH THE EARLY AFTERNOON.

STRONG SOUTH WINDS INCREASE DURING THE LATE MORNING BETWEEN 25 AND
35 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 45 MPH OVER PORTIONS OF NORTH
CENTRAL...NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL KANSAS. WIND GUSTS GRADUALLY
DIMINISH BY THE EARLY EVENING. PLEASE REFER TO THE WIND ADVISORY
FOR MORE DETAILS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE SATURDAY AFTERNOON OVER NORTH CENTRAL
KANSAS...AND ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED THROUGH TONIGHT.

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Wind Advisory

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

KSZ010>012-022>024-026-036>040-054>056-058-059-162100-
/O.NEW.KTOP.WI.Y.0014.140416T1500Z-140416T2300Z/
MARSHALL-NEMAHA-BROWN-RILEY-POTTAWATOMIE-JACKSON-JEFFERSON-GEARY-
MORRIS-WABAUNSEE-SHAWNEE-DOUGLAS-LYON-OSAGE-FRANKLIN-COFFEY-
ANDERSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARYSVILLE...HIAWATHA...MANHATTAN...
JUNCTION CITY...TOPEKA...LAWRENCE...EMPORIA...OTTAWA
426 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM CDT
THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TOPEKA HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM CDT
THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL BE STRONG FROM LATE MORNING TO THE EARLY
  EVENING. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED FROM 10 AM CDT THROUGH
  4 PM CDT.

* WINDS...SUSTAINED SPEEDS FROM THE SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST RANGE FROM
  25 TO 35 MPH...WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS...DRIVING MAY BECOME DIFFICULT...PARTICULARLY FOR
  MOTORISTS OF HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES ON EAST TO WEST ORIENTED
  ROADWAYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE ACTION TO SECURE TRASH CANS...LAWN FURNITURE...AND OTHER
LOOSE OR LIGHTWEIGHT OUTDOOR OBJECTS.

&&

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