Weather

County,
Fire Weather Watch issued April 08 at 10:43AM CDT until April 09 at 8:00PM CDT by NWS
Effective: 10:43 a.m. on Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Expires: 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

...WARM AND WINDY WEATHER RETURNS WEDNESDAY...
.BREEZY SOUTHWEST WINDS DEVELOP ACROSS EASTERN KANSAS ON WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON. ALONG WITH THE BREEZY CONDITIONS COMES DRIER AIR...AND
WHEN COMBINED WITH CONTINUED DRY AND CURED VEGETATION ACROSS THE
AREA...CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR MUCH OF NORTH CENTRAL AND
PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST KANSAS.
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR LOW RH VALUES...STRONG WINDS AND DRY CURED
VEGETATION FOR NORTH CENTRAL AND PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST KANSAS...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TOPEKA HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER
WATCH FOR LOW RH VALUES...STRONG WINDS...AND DRY CURED
VEGETATION...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING.
* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 008 REPUBLIC...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 009 WASHINGTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 010 MARSHALL...FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 011 NEMAHA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 012 BROWN...FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 020 CLOUD...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 021 CLAY...FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 022 RILEY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 023 POTTAWATOMIE...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 034 OTTAWA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 035 DICKINSON
AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 036 GEARY.
* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.
* TIMING...WINDY CONDITIONS WILL BE ONGOING THROUGHOUT THE
DAY...WITH RH VALUES DROPPING TO CRITICAL VALUES IN THE EARLY
AFTERNOON.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 19 PERCENT.
* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 70S.
* 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.

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