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  • Fire Weather Watch for Leavenworth County, Kansas
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
  • Effective: Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 11:51 a.m.
  • Expires: Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 7 p.m.
  • URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO1151 AM CDT SAT NOV 6 2010...HIGH FIRE DANGER SUNDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS EASTERN KANSAS ANDWEST CENTRAL MISSOURI....INCREASING SOUTHERLY WINDS ALONG WITH WARMER TEMPERATURES AND AVERY DRY AIRMASS WILL INCREASE THE DRYING RATE OF VEGETATION INTHE WATCH AREA ON SATURDAY. BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON...WHEN ABOVENORMAL TEMPERATURES...LOW HUMIDITY LEVELS...AND GUSTY SOUTHWESTWINDS OCCUR...IT MAY LEAD TO CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS INAREAS FROM EASTERN KANSAS INTO NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRALMISSOURI. EVEN TODAY...FIRE CONDITIONS ACROSS EASTERN KANSAS ANDWESTERN MISSOURI WILL NEED TO BE MONITORED IN THE AFTERNOON AS WINDSIN THOSE AREAS WILL BECOME BREEZY.KSZ025-057-060-102>105-MOZ020-021-028>030-037-038-043>045-053-054-070100-/O.CON.KEAX.FW.A.0002.101107T1800Z-101108T0000Z/ATCHISON KS-MIAMI-LINN KS-DONIPHAN-LEAVENWORTH-WYANDOTTE-JOHNSON KS-BUCHANAN-CLINTON-PLATTE-CLAY-RAY-JACKSON-LAFAYETTE-CASS-JOHNSON MO-PETTIS-BATES-HENRY-1151 AM CDT SAT NOV 6 2010...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT SUNDAY AFTERNOON...A FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT SUNDAY AFTERNOON.THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING FIRE WEATHER ZONES...25...57...60...102...103...104...105...20...21...28...29...30...37...38...43...44...45...53...54.STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE REGIONTHIS WEEKEND. BY SUNDAY...THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS...LOWHUMIDITY VALUES...AND DRY DEAD AND DORMANT FUELS COULD RESULT INA FAVORABLE ENVIRONMENT FOR CRITICAL FIRE BEHAVIOR DURING THEAFTERNOON HOURS. THOSE WITH FIRE WEATHER INTERESTS SHOULDCAREFULLY MONITOR THE SITUATION THROUGH THE WEEKEND.A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONSARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLERED FLAG WARNINGS.$$CUTTER

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