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  • Red Flag Warning for Anderson County, Kansas
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
  • Effective: Friday, March 11, 2011 at 11:05 a.m.
  • Expires: Friday, March 11, 2011 at 8 p.m.
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS1005 AM CST FRI MAR 11 2011...RED FLAG WARNING FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL KANSAS....LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH STRONGERGUSTS...ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND DRY FUELS WILL BESUPPORTIVE OF DANGEROUS FIRE BEHAVIOR WITH RAPID FIRE SPREADPOSSIBLE.KSZ026-035>040-054>056-058-059-120100-/O.NEW.KTOP.FW.W.0002.110311T1800Z-110312T0100Z/JEFFERSON-DICKINSON-GEARY-MORRIS-WABAUNSEE-SHAWNEE-DOUGLAS-LYON-OSAGE-FRANKLIN-COFFEY-ANDERSON-1005 AM CST FRI MAR 11 2011...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CST THIS EVENING FORGUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 026...035...036...037...038...039...040...054...055...056...058 AND 059...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TOPEKA...IN COORDINATION WITHAREA LAND MANAGEMENT AGENCIES... HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CST THIS EVENING.* AFFECTED AREA...IN KANSAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 026 JEFFERSONCOUNTY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 035 DICKINSON COUNTY...FIREWEATHER ZONE 036 GEARY COUNTY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 037 MORRISCOUNTY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 038 WABAUNSEE COUNTY...FIREWEATHER ZONE 039 SHAWNEE COUNTY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 040DOUGLAS COUNTY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 054 LYON COUNTY...FIREWEATHER ZONE 055 OSAGE COUNTY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056FRANKLIN COUNTY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 058 COFFEY COUNTY...FIREWEATHER ZONE 059 ANDERSON COUNTY.* WIND...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 30 MPH. THE WIND WILLSHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY THIS EVENINGWITH A PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT.* HUMIDITY...HUMIDITY LEVELS WILL FALL BELOW 20 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON.HUMIDITY LEVELS WILL RECOVER EARLY THIS EVENING.* IMPACTS...THESE WEATHER CONDITIONS COUPLED WITH CUREDGRASSES...WILL BE SUPPORTIVE OF EXTREMELY DANGEROUS FIREBEHAVIOR AND RAPID GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONSARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF DRYFUELS...STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARMTEMPERATURES WILL CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.&&$$

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