The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a Red Flag Warning for extreme grassland fire danger, which is in effect from 9 AM this morning to 6 PM CST this evening.
For the counties of…
Saline, Rice, McPherson, Marion, Chase, Ellsworth, Washington, Cloud, Clay, Ottawa and Dickinson.
* Extreme Grassland Fire Danger…Is forecast.
* Winds…South 30 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.
* Relative Humidity…As low as 23 percent.
* Impacts…Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly and become very difficult to control. Outdoor burning is not recommended.
A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.