Red Flag Warning in Effect through 6:00 PM

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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

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