Fire Weather Watch Sunday

By: Posted by Doug Meyers
By: Posted by Doug Meyers

EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR POSSIBLE SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

.HUMIDITY LEVELS WILL DIMINISH QUICKLY SUNDAY AS WEST TO NORTHWEST
WINDS PICK UP BEHIND A DEPARTING STORM SYSTEM. IN COMBINATION WITH
DRY FALL FUELS...A POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS FIRE WEATHER SITUATION
MAY DEVELOP.

CLOUD-CLAY-OTTAWA-DICKINSON-

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY
WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...AND DRY FUELS FOR MUCH OF
NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TOPEKA HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER
WATCH FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...AND DRY
FUELS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 020 CLOUD...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 021 CLAY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 034 OTTAWA AND FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 035 DICKINSON.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* TIMING...NOON TO 6 PM SUNDAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 18 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 50S.

* IMPACTS...FIRES MAY SPREAD QUICKLY AND BE VERY DIFFICULT TO
CONTROL.

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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