Weather Alerts

Fire Weather Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Finney
  • Seward
  • Grant
  • Gray
  • Stevens
  • Morton
  • Scott
  • Haskell
  • Kearny
  • Ness
  • Trego
  • Hamilton
  • Stanton
  • Lane

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Haskell-Gray-Morton-Stevens-Seward-
1044 PM CST Sat Feb 17 2018 /944 PM MST Sat Feb 17 2018/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CST /NOON MST/ TO
7 PM CST /6 PM MST/ SUNDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 030...043...044...045...061...062...063...
074...075...076...077...084...085 AND 086...

* Affected Area...In Kansas...Fire Weather Zone 030 Trego...Fire
Weather Zone 043 Scott...Fire Weather Zone 044 Lane...Fire
Weather Zone 045 Ness...Fire Weather Zone 061 Hamilton...Fire
Weather Zone 062 Kearny...Fire Weather Zone 063 Finney...Fire
Weather Zone 074 Stanton...Fire Weather Zone 075 Grant...Fire
Weather Zone 076 Haskell...Fire Weather Zone 077 Gray...Fire
Weather Zone 084 Morton...Fire Weather Zone 085 Stevens and
Fire Weather Zone 086 Seward.

* Winds...Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 13 percent.

* Temperatures...In the mid 70s.

* Impacts...Any fires that start will have extreme fire behavior
and spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not advised.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now....or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

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Fire Weather Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • Ford
  • Ellis
  • Pawnee
  • Meade
  • Stafford
  • Rush
  • Edwards
  • Kiowa
  • Clark
  • Hodgeman
  • Comanche

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Clark-Comanche-
1044 PM CST Sat Feb 17 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 031...046...065...066...079...080 AND 089...

* Affected Area...In Kansas...Fire Weather Zone 031 Ellis...Fire
Weather Zone 046 Rush...Fire Weather Zone 064 Hodgeman...Fire
Weather Zone 065 Pawnee...Fire Weather Zone 066 Stafford...
Fire Weather Zone 078 Ford...Fire Weather Zone 079 Edwards...
Fire Weather Zone 080 Kiowa...Fire Weather Zone 087 Meade...
Fire Weather Zone 088 Clark and Fire Weather Zone 089 Comanche.

* Winds...South 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 20 percent.

* Temperatures...In the mid 70s.

* Impacts...Any fires that start will have extreme fire behavior
and spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not advised.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

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Fire Weather Watch

The following area is affected:

  • Harper

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256 PM CST Sat Feb 17 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR WINDY
CONDITIONS... WARM TEMPERATURES AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA...

The National Weather Service in Norman has issued a Fire Weather
Watch, which is in effect Sunday afternoon.

* TIMING...1 pm to 6 pm Sunday.

* WIND...20 to 30 mph with gusts near 40 mph.

* HUMIDITY...about 25 percent.

* TEMPERATURE...lower 70s.

* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will spread rapidly. Outdoor
burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

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Fire Weather Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • Barton
  • Rice
  • Russell
  • Ellsworth
  • Lincoln

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250 PM CST Sat Feb 17 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR EXTREME
GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 032...033...047...
048 AND 050...

The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a Fire Weather
Watch for extreme grassland fire danger, which is in effect
Sunday afternoon.

* Extreme Grassland Fire Danger...Is forecast.

* Winds...South 25 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 27 percent.

* Impacts...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly
and become very difficult to control. Outdoor burning is not
recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A fire weather watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this fire weather product.

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Fire Weather Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Texas

Texas-Dallam-Sherman-Hartley-
349 PM CST Sat Feb 17 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM CST SUNDAY FOR
STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR NORTHWESTERN PARTS OF
THE FORECAST AREA...

The National Weather Service in Amarillo has issued a Red Flag
Warning for strong winds and low relative humidity, which is in
effect from noon to 7 PM CST Sunday.

* Affected Area...In Oklahoma...Texas County. In
Texas...Dallam...Sherman and Hartley Counties.

* 20 Foot Winds...Southwest 25 to 35 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 12 percent.

* Timing...Winds will begin to pick up in the early afternoon,
and will continue until just after sunset.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now...or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures will
create favorable weather for rapid fire growth and spread. Avoid
activities that promote open flames and sparks.

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Fire Weather Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Thomas
  • Sherman

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1247 AM MST Sun Feb 18 2018 /147 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018/

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM MST /NOON CST/ THIS
MORNING TO 6 PM MST /7 PM CST/ THIS EVENING FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 013 AND 014...

The National Weather Service in Goodland has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM MST /noon CST/ this morning
to 6 PM MST /7 PM CST/ this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no
longer in effect.

* Affected Area...In Kansas...
Fire Weather Zone 013 Sherman
Fire Weather Zone 014 Thomas

* Period of Concern...This afternoon.

* Temperatures...Upper 60s to lower 70s.

* Relative Humidity...15 percent.

* Winds...Southwest at 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Impacts...Any fires that start may exhibit extreme behavior and
rapidly spread out of control.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Outdoor burning is strongly discouraged today. Consider canceling
or postponing outdoor burning plans.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are imminent. Strong southwest winds, low relative humidity
values, and above normal temperatures will create an environment
in which extreme fire behavior can be expected.

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Fire Weather Watch

The following area is affected:

  • Beaver

Beaver-Hansford-Ochiltree-Lipscomb-Moore-Oldham-
349 PM CST Sat Feb 17 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
PARTS OF THE OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS PANHANDLES...

The National Weather Service in Amarillo has issued a Fire
Weather Watch for strong winds and low relative humidity, which
is in effect from Sunday afternoon through Sunday evening.

* Affected Area...In Oklahoma...Beaver County. In
Texas...Hansford... Ochiltree...Lipscomb...Moore and Oldham
Counties.

* 20 Foot Winds...Southwest 25 to 35 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 13 percent.

* Timing...Winds will begin to pick up in the early afternoon,
and will continue until just after sunset.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that the potential for critical fire
weather conditions exists. Listen for later forecasts and
possible red flag warnings.

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Fire Weather Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Logan
  • Gove
  • Wichita
  • Wallace
  • Greeley

Kit Carson-Cheyenne-Wallace-Logan-Gove-Greeley-Wichita-
1247 AM MST Sun Feb 18 2018 /147 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018/

...A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM MST /NOON CST/
THIS MORNING TO 6 PM MST /7 PM CST/ THIS EVENING FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 027...028...029...041...042...253 AND 254...

* Affected Area...In Colorado...
Fire Weather Zone 253 Kit Carson
Fire Weather Zone 254 Cheyenne

* Affected Area...In Kansas...
Fire Weather Zone 027 Wallace
Fire Weather Zone 028 Logan
Fire Weather Zone 029 Gove
Fire Weather Zone 041 Greeley
Fire Weather Zone 042 Wichita.

* Period of Concern...This afternoon.

* Temperatures...Upper 60s to mid 70s.

* Relative Humidity...15 to 20 percent.

* Winds...Southwest at 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Impacts...Any fires that start may exhibit extreme behavior and
rapidly spread out of control.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Outdoor burning is strongly discouraged today. Consider canceling
or postponing outdoor burning plans.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are imminent. Strong southwest winds, low relative humidity
values, and above normal temperatures will create an environment
in which extreme fire behavior can be expected.

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Fire Weather Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Graham
  • Sheridan

Sheridan-Graham-
147 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CST THIS
EVENING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 015 AND 016...

The National Weather Service in Goodland has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from noon today to 7 PM CST this
evening.

* Affected Area...In Kansas...
Fire Weather Zone 015 Sheridan
Fire Weather Zone 016 Graham

* Period of Concern...This afternoon.

* Temperatures...Lower 70s.

* Relative Humidity...15 to 20 percent.

* Winds...Southwest at 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Impacts...Any fires that start may exhibit extreme behavior and
rapidly spread out of control.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Outdoor burning is strongly discouraged today. Consider canceling
or postponing outdoor burning plans.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are imminent. Strong southwest winds, low relative humidity
values, and above normal temperatures will create an environment
in which extreme fire behavior can be expected.

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Wind Advisory

The following areas are affected:

  • Geary
  • Lyon
  • Dickinson
  • Ottawa
  • Morris

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Pottawatomie-Jackson-Ottawa-Dickinson-Geary-Morris-Wabaunsee-
Shawnee-Lyon-Osage-Coffey-
Including the cities of Belleville, Washington, Hanover, Clifton,
Linn, Greenleaf, Marysville, Blue Rapids, Frankfort, Sabetha,
Seneca, Hiawatha, Horton, Concordia, Clay Center, Manhattan,
Wamego, St. Marys, Holton, Minneapolis, Bennington, Abilene,
Herington, Junction City, Council Grove, Alma, Eskridge,
Maple Hill, Alta Vista, McFarland, Harveyville, Paxico, Topeka,
Emporia, Osage City, Carbondale, Lyndon, Burlingame, Overbrook,
Burlington, and Lebo
255 AM CST Sun Feb 18 2018

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM CST
THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from 9 AM this morning to 6 PM CST
this evening.

* TIMING...Strong and gusty winds will quickly increase by 9 AM
this morning and persist through much of the afternoon.

* WINDS...Sustained winds of 30 to 35 mph are expected with gusts
up to 45 to 50 mph. The strongest wind gusts are expected
between 9 AM and noon.

* IMPACTS...Travel will be difficult for high-profile vehicles
traveling on west to east roads such as Interstates 70 and 35. A
very high fire danger exists today and strong winds will make
it very hard to control any fires. Outdoor burning is strongly
discouraged.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of at least 30 mph or
gusts of at least 45 mph are expected. Steps should be taken to
secure any lawn furniture or light weight objects and use extra
caution when driving.

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