Wind Advisory Sunday

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

WINDY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED FROM LATE MORNING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...

.STRONG WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP IN THE WAKE OF A COLD
FRONT AND SURFACE LOW PRESSURE TODAY. THE WINDS WILL DECREASE
TOWARD SUNSET.

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POTTAWATOMIE-JACKSON-JEFFERSON-OTTAWA-DICKINSON-GEARY-MORRIS-
WABAUNSEE-SHAWNEE-DOUGLAS-LYON-OSAGE-FRANKLIN-COFFEY-ANDERSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARYSVILLE...HIAWATHA...CONCORDIA...
CLAY CENTER...MANHATTAN...ABILENE...JUNCTION CITY...TOPEKA...
LAWRENCE...EMPORIA...OTTAWA

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 5 PM CST
THIS AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TOPEKA HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 5 PM CST
THIS AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE BY LATE MORNING AND CONTINUE
THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 45 MPH.

* IMPACTS...THESE STRONG WINDS WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT ON
NORTH SOUTH HIGHWAYS...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.
AREA LAKES AND BOATERS WILL ALSO BE IMPACTED BY THE STRONG
WINDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE ACTION TO SECURE TRASH CANS...LAWN FURNITURE...AND OTHER
LOOSE OR LIGHTWEIGHT OUTDOOR OBJECTS.

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Red Flag Warning

EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON...

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

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543 AM CST SUN NOV 17 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM CST
THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS...DRY CONDITIONS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
FOR MUCH OF NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 008 REPUBLIC...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 020 CLOUD...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 021 CLAY...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 022 RILEY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 034 OTTAWA...FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 035 DICKINSON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 036 GEARY AND FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 037 MORRIS.

* WINDS...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* TIMING...NOON TO 6PM SUNDAY.

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

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 50S.

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

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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