Very Strong Winds, Extreme to Catastrophic Fire Danger Continues Tuesday

Strong northwesterly winds are expected across the area on Tuesday. The strongest winds are expected in central Kansas, where winds between 35 and 45 mph with gusts up to 55 mph are possible. Winds in southeast Kansas will not be quite as strong, but still gusty.

Very strong northwest winds and low relative humidity will again produce extreme to possibly catastrophic grassland fire danger conditions on Tuesday. Any fires that start will be very difficult, if not impossible, to control.

Temperatures will be up and down over the next seven days. After a brief cool down through Wednesday, highs will trend back up to near 70 by Friday before returning to near normal early next week.

  • Tonight – Clear, with a low around 34. Breezy, with a west wind 13 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.
  • Tuesday – Increasing clouds, with a high near 48. Windy, with a north northwest wind 23 to 28 mph increasing to 32 to 37 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 47 mph.
  • Tuesday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 19 to 24 mph decreasing to 9 to 14 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 34 mph.
  • Wednesday – Sunny, with a high near 49. Northwest wind 9 to 11 mph.
  • Wednesday Night – Clear, with a low around 21. North northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable.
  • Thursday – Sunny, with a high near 58.
  • Thursday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.
  • Friday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.
  • Friday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.
  • Saturday – Partly sunny, with a high near 62.
  • Saturday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.
  • Sunday – Sunny, with a high near 54.
  • Sunday Night – Mostly clear, with a low around 30.
  • Monday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.
Updated: March 5, 2018 — 7:06 pm




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