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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Springfield MO
228 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055>058-066>071-077>083-088>098-101>106-172030-
Bourbon-Crawford-Cherokee-Benton-Morgan-Miller-Maries-Vernon-
St. Clair-Hickory-Camden-Pulaski-Phelps-Barton-Cedar-Polk-Dallas-
Laclede-Texas-Dent-Jasper-Dade-Greene-Webster-Wright-Newton-
Lawrence-Christian-Douglas-Howell-Shannon-McDonald-Barry-Stone-
Taney-Ozark-Oregon-
228 PM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of the Missouri
Ozarks and extreme southeast Kansas.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight.

Weather hazards expected...

  Limited Non thunderstorm wind risk.
  Significant Fire weather risk.

DISCUSSION...

  A significant fire weather risk will unfold this afternoon.
  Gusty winds will combine with a dry airmass to produce
  conditions that will cause a rapid spread to wildland fires.

  Southwesterly winds may gusts up to 35 mph this afternoon.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday.

  No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

  Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.

&&

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

This product in graphical format...along with other weather...
hydrological and climate information...at
http://www.weather.gov/sgf

$$

Griffin




Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Springfield MO
1107 AM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT...

.Conditions that are conducive to a rapid spread of wildland fires
will evolve this afternoon over extreme southeast Kansas and
portions of the Missouri Ozarks.

The combination of a dry airmass and gusty southwest winds are
expected for a few hours today.

Due to drought conditions, fuels are dry and vulnerable to
creating fire danger.

KSZ073-097-101-MOZ066-068-069-077>081-088>091-093-094-170000-
/O.NEW.KSGF.FW.W.0009.171216T1707Z-171217T0000Z/
Bourbon-Crawford-Cherokee-Vernon-Hickory-Camden-Barton-Cedar-Polk-
Dallas-Laclede-Jasper-Dade-Greene-Webster-Newton-Lawrence-
1107 AM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR
STRONG WINDS, RELATIVE HUMIDITY, AND DROUGHT CONDITIONS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 066, 068, 069, 073, 077, 078, 079, 080, 081, 088,
089, 090, 091, 093, 094, 097, AND 101...

The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect until 6 PM CST this evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zones 073, 097, and 101.Fire
  weather zones 066, 068, 069, 077, 078, 079, 080, 081, 088,
  089, 090, 091, 093, and 094.

* WIND...Gusty southwest winds of 25 to 35 mph, with sustained
  winds from 15 to 25 mph.

* HUMIDITY...Relative humidities will fall into the middle 20
  percent range.

* 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.

&&

$$

Cramer




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