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  • Fire Weather Watch for Cherokee County, Kansas
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
  • Effective: Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 3:57 a.m.
  • Expires: Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 7 p.m.
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO357 AM CDT SAT NOV 6 2010...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS POSSIBLE SUNDAY AFTERNOON....SOUTH WINDS WILL INCREASE AND BECOME GUSTY ON SUNDAY AS LOWPRESSURE DEVELOPS ACROSS THE HIGH PLAINS. MEANWHILE...A VERY DRYLOW LEVEL AIRMASS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE ACROSS THE REGION ASCANADIAN HIGH PRESSURE SLIDES EAST ACROSS THE LOWER AND MIDDLEMISSISSIPPI VALLEY REGION. THE COMBINATION OF LOW RELATIVEHUMIDITIES AND GUSTY SOUTHERLY WINDS MAY LEAD TO CRITICAL FIREWEATHER CONDITIONS SUNDAY AFTERNOON WEST OF A GALENA TOMARSHFIELD TO VERSAILLES LINE.KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055-056-066>069-077>081-088>091-093>095-101>103-062200-/O.CON.KSGF.FW.A.0004.101107T1800Z-101108T0000Z/BOURBON-CRAWFORD-CHEROKEE-BENTON-MORGAN-VERNON-ST. CLAIR-HICKORY-CAMDEN-BARTON-CEDAR-POLK-DALLAS-LACLEDE-JASPER-DADE-GREENE-WEBSTER-NEWTON-LAWRENCE-CHRISTIAN-MCDONALD-BARRY-STONE-357 AM CDT SAT NOV 6 2010...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT SUNDAY AFTERNOON...A FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT SUNDAY AFTERNOON.THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING FIRE WEATHER ZONES...IN MISSOURI...55...56...66...67...68...69...77...78...79...80...81...88...89...90...91...93...94...95IN KANSAS...73...97...101THE COMBINATION OF BRISK AND GUSTY SOUTH WINDS ALONG WITH LOWRELATIVE HUMIDITIES MAY RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHERCONDITIONS SUNDAY AFTERNOON WEST OF A GALENA TO MARSHFIELD TOVERSAILLES LINE. SUSTAINED SOUTH WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTSOVER 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED FROM MID MORNING SUNDAY INTO THE LATEAFTERNOON. MEANWHILE...RELATIVE HUMIDITIES ARE EXPECTED TO DROPINTO THE 20 TO 25 PERCENT RANGE ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA SUNDAYAFTERNOON.THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY SOUTH WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIESWILL RESULT IN THE POTENTIAL FOR THE RAPID SPREAD AND GROWTH OFWILD FIRES.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONSMAY OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAGWARNINGS.&&$$WFO SGF

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