Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Topeka KS
232 AM CST Sun Mar 7 2021

KSZ008>012-020>024-026-034>040-054>056-058-059-080100-
/O.CON.KTOP.FW.W.0002.210307T1800Z-210308T0100Z/
Republic-Washington-Marshall-Nemaha-Brown-Cloud-Clay-Riley-
Pottawatomie-Jackson-Jefferson-Ottawa-Dickinson-Geary-Morris-
Wabaunsee-Shawnee-Douglas-Lyon-Osage-Franklin-Coffey-Anderson-
232 AM CST Sun Mar 7 2021

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CST
THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AND DORMANT
DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 008, 009, 010, 011, 012, 020,
021, 022, 023, 024, 026, 034, 035, 036, 037, 038, 039, 040, 054,
055, 056, 058, AND 059...

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zones 008, 009, 010, 011, 012,
  020, 021, 022, 023, 024, 026, 034, 035, 036, 037, 038, 039,
  040, 054, 055, 056, 058, and 059.

* WIND...South-southwest, 15 TO 30 MPH with gusts to 35 MPH

* HUMIDITY...15 to 25 percent

* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will be very difficult to
  control and will likely spread rapidly. Burn bans are likely in
  effect so all outdoor burning should be postponed until
  conditions improve.

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, dry fuels, and warm
temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

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Extreme Fire Danger

Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Topeka KS
412 AM CST Sun Mar 7 2021

KSZ021-071815-
Clay-
412 AM CST Sun Mar 7 2021

...extreme fire danger today...

The rangeland fire danger index will be in the extreme category
this afternoon.


Extreme fire danger means that fires start quickly...spread
furiously and burn intensely. All fires are potentially serious.
All outdoor burning should be avoided in areas with extreme fire
danger.

Check with local authorities to ensure burning is allowed before
starting a planned burn.



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