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Wind Advisory
Statement as of 4:26 AM CDT on April 16, 2014

...Wind Advisory in effect from 10 am this morning to 6 PM CDT this evening...

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a Wind Advisory...which is in effect from 10 am this morning to 6 PM CDT this evening.

* Timing...winds will be strong from late morning to the early evening. The strongest winds are expected from 10 am CDT through 4 PM CDT.

* Winds...sustained speeds from the south to southwest range from 25 to 35 mph...with gusts up to 45 mph expected.

* Impacts...driving may become difficult...particularly for motorists of high profile vehicles on east to west oriented roadways.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Take action to secure trash cans...lawn furniture...and other loose or lightweight outdoor objects.

Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 4:04 AM CDT on April 16, 2014

...Red flag warning in effect from 10 am this morning to 6 PM CDT this evening for low humidities...strong winds and critical fuels for northeast...east central and portions of north central Kansas...

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a red flag warning for low humidities...strong winds and critical fuels...which is in effect from 10 am this morning to 6 PM CDT this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area...fire weather zone 010 Marshall...fire weather zone 011 Nemaha...fire weather zone 012 Brown...fire weather zone 022 Riley...fire weather zone 023 Pottawatomie...fire weather zone 024 Jackson...fire weather zone 026 Jefferson... fire weather zone 036 Geary...fire weather zone 037 Morris... fire weather zone 038 Wabaunsee...fire weather zone 039 Shawnee...fire weather zone 040 Douglas...fire weather zone 054 Lyon...fire weather zone 055 Osage...fire weather zone 056 Franklin...fire weather zone 058 Coffey and fire weather zone 059 Anderson.

* Winds...south shifting to the southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Timing...humidities will drop off quickly Wednesday morning with already gusty winds at dawn peaking in the late morning into the afternoon. South winds gradually shift to the southwest after 12 PM from west to east.

* Relative humidity...as low as 23 percent.

* Temperatures...in the middle and upper 60s.

* Impacts...fires can start quickly...spread furiously and burn intensely. All fires are potentially serious. All outdoor burning should be avoided in red flag conditions.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

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