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  • National Weather Service
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11:00 AM Local Time
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO 1047 PM CDT TUE APR 15 2014 ...SIGNIFICANT FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED WEDNESDAY... .A DRY AIRMASS OVER THE REGION WILL BRING HUMIDITY VALUES IN THE 25 TO 35 PERCENT RANGE WITH WIND SPEEDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH...WEDNESDAY. THE COMBINED WIND AND DRY AIR WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS OVER WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI INTO EXTREME SOUTHEAST KANSAS. KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055gt;057-066gt;069-077gt;080-088gt;090-093-094-101- 161200- /O.CON.KSGF.FW.A.0005.140416T1600Z-140417T0000Z/ BOURBON-CRAWFORD-CHEROKEE-BENTON-MORGAN-MILLER-VERNON-ST. CLAIR- HICKORY-CAMDEN-BARTON-CEDAR-POLK-DALLAS-JASPER-DADE-GREENE-NEWTON- LAWRENCE-MCDONALD- 1047 PM CDT TUE APR 15 2014 ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR SIGNIFICANT FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS OVER WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI INTO EXTREME SOUTHEAST KANSAS... * AFFECTED AREA...IN KANSAS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 073 BOURBON... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 097 CRAWFORD AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 101 CHEROKEE. IN MISSOURI...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055 BENTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056 MORGAN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 057 MILLER...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 066 VERNON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 067 ST. CLAIR... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 068 HICKORY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 069 CAMDEN... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 077 BARTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 078 CEDAR... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 079 POLK...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 080 DALLAS... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 088 JASPER...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 089 DADE... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 090 GREENE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 093 NEWTON... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 094 LAWRENCE AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 101 MCDONALD. * WINDS...SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH. * TIMING...LATE MORNING THROUGH EARLY EVENING. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 25 PERCENT. * TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 60S. * IMPACTS...ANY OUTDOOR BURNING WILL BE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO CONTAIN AND CONTROL. GRASS FIRES WILL SPREAD QUICKLY UNDER THESE CONDITIONS. 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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