Weather

County,
Red Flag Warning issued March 17 at 4:04PM CDT until March 17 at 8:00PM CDT by NWS
Effective: 4:04 p.m. on Monday, March 17, 2014
Expires: 8 p.m. on Monday, March 17, 2014

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON...
.A WARM AND VERY DRY AIRMASS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS WEST CENTRAL AND
SOUTHWEST KANSAS THIS AFTERNOON IN ADVANCE OF A DEVELOPING LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM. WINDS FROM THE SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST WILL INCREASE
BY EARLY AFTERNOON.
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/
THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FOR
CENTRAL...WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS...
* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 030 TREGO...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 031 ELLIS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 043 SCOTT...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 044 LANE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 045 NESS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
046 RUSH...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 061 HAMILTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
062 KEARNY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 063 FINNEY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
064 HODGEMAN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 065 PAWNEE...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 074 STANTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 075 GRANT...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 076 HASKELL...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 077 GRAY...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 078 FORD...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 084 MORTON...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 085 STEVENS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 086 SEWARD...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 087 MEADE AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 088 CLARK.
* WINDS...SOUTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.
* TIMING...MID AFTERNOON TO EARLY EVENING MONDAY.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 9 PERCENT.
* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 60S.
* IMPACTS...VERY AGGRESSIVE FIRE BEHAVIOR COULD LEAD TO FIRES
QUICKLY GROWING OUT OF CONTROL.

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