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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Topeka KS
435 AM CST Tue Feb 28 2017

KSZ008>012-020>024-026-034>040-054>056-058-059-011045-
Republic-Washington-Marshall-Nemaha-Brown-Cloud-Clay-Riley-
Pottawatomie-Jackson-Jefferson-Ottawa-Dickinson-Geary-Morris-
Wabaunsee-Shawnee-Douglas-Lyon-Osage-Franklin-Coffey-Anderson-
435 AM CST Tue Feb 28 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for east central...north
central and northeast Kansas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Extreme fire danger is expected in much of east central Kansas
this afternoon due to dry fuels, 30 to 40 mph wind gusts, and
minimum relative humidity around 20 percent.

A few thunderstorms may develop along and southeast of an Emporia
to Lawrence line between 6 PM and 10 PM. If storms develop, they
could become strong enough to produce hail or gusty winds before
moving off to the east.

Rain may mix with snow this evening mainly north of interstate 70.
Minor accumulation on grassy surfaces will be possible.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday.

Very high fire danger is expected in north central Kansas on
Wednesday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is unlikely through tonight.

&&

More detailed information can be accessed at...
http://www.weather.gov/top/sitrep

$$



Extreme Fire Danger

RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
415 AM CST TUE FEB 28 2017

KSZ040-010000-
DOUGLAS-
415 AM CST TUE FEB 28 2017

...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.

CHECK WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES TO ENSURE BURNING IS ALLOWED BEFORE
STARTING A PLANNED BURN.



$$



Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Topeka KS
400 AM CST Tue Feb 28 2017

KSZ040-054>056-058-059-010000-
/O.NEW.KTOP.FW.W.0002.170228T1800Z-170301T0000Z/
Douglas-Lyon-Osage-Franklin-Coffey-Anderson-
400 AM CST Tue Feb 28 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WIND FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 040, 054, 055, 056, 058, AND 059...

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from noon today to 6 PM CST this
evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zones 040, 054, 055, 056, 058,
  and 059.

* WIND...Sustained winds up to 25 mph with gusts of 30 to 40 mph.
  Strongest winds between 1 PM and 6 PM from the southwest.

* HUMIDITY...Minimum humidity is expected to range from 18 to 24
  percent with lowest values between 2 PM and 6 PM.

* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now....or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

&&

$$



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