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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
311 AM CST WED JAN 28 2015

KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055>057-066>069-077>081-088>091-093>095-101>104-
282300-
BOURBON-CRAWFORD-CHEROKEE-BENTON-MORGAN-MILLER-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...VERSAILLES...
ELDON...LAKE OZARK...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
311 AM CST WED JAN 28 2015

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

DRY WEATHER COMBINED WITH UNSEASONABLY MILD
TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 60S TO LOW 70S...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 WIND IS EXPECTED TO GUST IN THE 30 TO 35 MPH RANGE THIS
AFTERNOON. AFTERNOON HUMIDITY LEVELS COULD DROP INTO THE UPPER 20S
TO LOW 30 PERCENTILE RANGE OVER WESTERN MISSOURI AND EXTREME
SOUTHEAST KANSAS.

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.

$$
LINDENBERG


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
1251 PM CST WED JAN 28 2015

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-291130-
ADAIR OK-BENTON AR-CARROLL AR-CHEROKEE OK-CHOCTAW OK-CRAIG OK-
CRAWFORD AR-CREEK OK-DELAWARE OK-FRANKLIN AR-HASKELL OK-LATIMER OK-
LE FLORE OK-MADISON AR-MAYES OK-MCINTOSH OK-MUSKOGEE OK-NOWATA OK-
OKFUSKEE OK-OKMULGEE OK-OSAGE OK-OTTAWA OK-PAWNEE OK-PITTSBURG OK-
PUSHMATAHA OK-ROGERS OK-SEBASTIAN AR-SEQUOYAH OK-TULSA OK-WAGONER OK-
WASHINGTON OK-WASHINGTON AR-
1251 PM CST WED JAN 28 2015

THIS OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS AS WELL AS
MUCH OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

SIGNIFICANT WINDS.
RISK...LIMITED.
AREA...EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
ONSET...ONGOING.

FIRE WEATHER DANGER.
RISK...ELEVATED.
 AREA...ALL EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN ARKANSAS...HIGHER THREAT
WEST OF A NOWATA TO OKEMAH LINE.
ONSET...ONGOING.

DISCUSSION...
SOUTH WINDS GUSTING TO AROUND 30 MPH ALONG WITH HUMIDITY LEVELS
OF 20 TO 25 PERCENT WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS...PRIMARILY IN EASTERN OKLAHOMA WEST OF A NOWATA TO
OKEMAH LINE THIS AFTERNOON. WIND SPEEDS WILL BE SLIGHTLY LIGHTER
WITH A LITTLE HIGHER HUMIDITY TO THE EAST...BUT THE SPREAD
POTENTIAL WILL REMAIN ELEVATED OVER THE REST OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA
AS WELL AS WESTERN ARKANSAS. CONDITIONS WILL GRADUALLY IMPROVE
THROUGH THE EVENING AS WINDS DIMINISH AFTER SUNSET.

A COLD FRONT WILL ENTER THE REGION THIS EVENING BRINGING COOLER AIR
OVERNIGHT.

SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION NOT EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.
THURSDAY...HIGH WIND POTENTIAL.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY...NO HAZARDS.
SUNDAY...WINTER WEATHER POTENTIAL...HIGH WIND POTENTIAL.
MONDAY AND TUESDAY...NO HAZARDS.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
COOLER WEATHER IS FORECAST FOR THURSDAY AND INTO THE WEEKEND. AN
APPROACHING UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM WILL BRING INCREASING CHANCES OF
PRECIPITATION BY SATURDAY AND INTO SATURDAY NIGHT. AT THIS TIME IT
APPEARS THAT TEMPERATURES PROFILES WILL REMAIN TOO WARM TO SUPPORT
ANY WINTRY PRECIPITATION...BUT A CHILLY RAIN IS EXPECTED
NONETHELESS. A REINFORCING SHOT OF COLDER AIR WILL MOVE INTO THE
AREA ON SUNDAY...AND RAIN MAY TRANSITION TO LIGHT SNOW OR SLEET
ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS BEFORE TAPERING OFF
LATE IN THE DAY. AT THIS TIME...ONLY MINOR ACCUMULATIONS ARE
EXPECTED.

WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/TULSA CONTAINS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
1234 PM CST WED JAN 28 2015

KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055>058-066>071-077>083-088>098-101>106-291845-
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-
1234 PM CST WED JAN 28 2015

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.
  ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER RISK.

DISCUSSION...

  WINDY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS WESTERN MISSOURI AND
  EXTREME SOUTHEAST KANSAS FOR THE REST OF THIS AFTERNOON IN
  ADVANCE OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT. SOUTH WIND GUSTS OF 30 TO
  35 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE LATER TODAY.

  THE GUSTY WIND WILL COMBINE WITH UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES
  AND LOW AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS TO PRODUCE AN
  ELEVATED DANGER FOR FAST SPREADING OUTDOOR FIRES OVER WESTERN
  MISSOURI AND EXTREME SOUTHEAST KANSAS THIS AFTERNOON.

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

  A STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA THIS WEEKEND BRINGING
  A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW TO SOUTHEAST KANSAS AND THE MISSOURI
  OZARKS. THE BEST CHANCE FOR ANY LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL
  BE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

  SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED THROUGH TONIGHT.

&&

THIS PRODUCT IS NOW AVAILABLE IN GRAPHICAL FORMAT...ALONG WITH
OTHER WEATHER...HYDROLOGICAL AND CLIMATE INFORMATION...AT
HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/SGF(ALL LOWERCASE)

$$

GAGAN

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
356 AM CST WED JAN 28 2015

KSZ008>012-020>024-026-034>040-054>056-058-059-291000-
REPUBLIC-WASHINGTON-MARSHALL-NEMAHA-BROWN-CLOUD-CLAY-RILEY-
POTTAWATOMIE-JACKSON-JEFFERSON-OTTAWA-DICKINSON-GEARY-MORRIS-
WABAUNSEE-SHAWNEE-DOUGLAS-LYON-OSAGE-FRANKLIN-COFFEY-ANDERSON-
356 AM CST WED JAN 28 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

DRY FUELS AND WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO 20 TO 25 MPH WILL
PRODUCE A VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER ACROSS THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON.

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

THERE IS A CHANCE FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW ACROSS THE AREA SATURDAY
NIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS WILL NOT BE NEEDED THIS AFTERNOON OR TONIGHT.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
346 AM CST WED JAN 28 2015

KSZ032-033-047>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100-291000-
RUSSELL-LINCOLN-BARTON-ELLSWORTH-SALINE-RICE-MCPHERSON-MARION-CHASE-
RENO-HARVEY-BUTLER-GREENWOOD-WOODSON-ALLEN-KINGMAN-SEDGWICK-HARPER-
SUMNER-COWLEY-ELK-WILSON-NEOSHO-CHAUTAUQUA-MONTGOMERY-LABETTE-
346 AM CST WED JAN 28 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL KANSAS...
SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

VERY HIGH GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER WILL BE IN PLACE ACROSS THE ENTIRE
AREA THIS AFTERNOON WITH OUTDOOR BURNING NOT RECOMMENDED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW IS POSSIBLE AREAWIDE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH
EARLY SUNDAY...AS A STORM SYSTEM APPROACHES FROM THE WEST. AT
THIS TIME IT APPEARS CENTRAL KANSAS HAS THE GREATEST POTENTIAL TO
SEE LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. THOSE WITH TRAVEL PLANS THIS
WEEKEND SHOULD CONTINUE TO CHECK LATER FORECASTS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SKYWARN SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

&&

FOR A GRAPHICAL VERSION OF THIS INFORMATION...SEE OUR
WEBPAGE AT HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/WICHITA/HWO/HWO.PHP

$$

LAWSON

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
337 AM CST WED JAN 28 2015

KSZ025-057-060-102>105-MOZ001>008-011>017-020>025-028>033-037>040-
043>046-053-054-290945-
ATCHISON KS-MIAMI-LINN KS-DONIPHAN-LEAVENWORTH-WYANDOTTE-JOHNSON KS-
ATCHISON MO-NODAWAY-WORTH-GENTRY-HARRISON-MERCER-PUTNAM-SCHUYLER-
HOLT-ANDREW-DE KALB-DAVIESS-GRUNDY-SULLIVAN-ADAIR-BUCHANAN-CLINTON-
CALDWELL-LIVINGSTON-LINN MO-MACON-PLATTE-CLAY-RAY-CARROLL-CHARITON-
RANDOLPH-JACKSON-LAFAYETTE-SALINE-HOWARD-CASS-JOHNSON MO-PETTIS-
COOPER-BATES-HENRY-
337 AM CST WED JAN 28 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHWEST...NORTH CENTRAL AND
WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI...AS WELL AS EXTREME EASTERN KANSAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

 GUSTY WINDS COMBINED WITH DRY FUELS WILL LEAD TO A HEIGHTENED FIRE
 DANGER TODAY. FAST MOVING GRASS FIRES WILL BE POSSIBLE AND OUTDOOR
 BURNING SHOULD BE AVOIDED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

 A STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING THE THREAT FOR ACCUMULATING SNOWS TO THE
 OUTLOOK AREA SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY.

 MORE DETAILED INFORMATION CAN BE ACCESSED AT...
 HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/IMAGES/FXC/EAX/EM1/EAX-EMBRIEFING1.PDF

$$

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