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  • Special Weather Statement for Crawford County, Kansas
  • Special Weather Statement issued January 28 at 3:11AM CST by NWS
  • Effective: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 2:11 a.m.
  • Expires: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 4 p.m.
  • ...ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER DANGER THIS AFTERNOON...
    DRY WEATHER COMBINED WITH UNSEASONABLY MILD
    TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 60S TO LOW 70S...DRY DORMANT GRASS AND
    LEAF LITTER...AND INCREASINGLY GUSTY WINDS WILL ALLOW FOR THE
    ELEVATED POTENTIAL OF RAPID FIRE GROWTH AND SPREAD THIS AFTERNOON.
    THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR IN SOUTHEAST KANSAS AND FAR
    SOUTHWEST MISSOURI INCLUDING THE COUNTIES ALONG AND WEST OF
    INTERSTATE 49...AND ALONG HIGHWAY 44 FROM JOPLIN TO SPRINGFIELD
    WHERE WIND IS EXPECTED TO GUST IN THE 30 TO 35 MPH RANGE THIS
    AFTERNOON. AFTERNOON HUMIDITY LEVELS COULD DROP INTO THE UPPER 20S
    TO LOW 30 PERCENTILE RANGE OVER WESTERN MISSOURI AND EXTREME
    SOUTHEAST KANSAS.
    ALL WITH OUTSIDE BURNING INTEREST SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR AN
    INCREASE IN WINDS. THE POTENTIAL FOR OUTDOOR FIRE SPREAD AND
    GROWTH WILL INCREASE. TAKE MEASURES TO ENSURE ANY CONTROLLED BURNS
    DO NOT QUICKLY BECOME OUT OF CONTROL. BY EARLY EVENING...WEAKER
    WINDS COMBINED WITH AN INCREASE IN RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL LESSEN
    THE THREAT FOR QUICK FIRE GROWTH AND SPREAD.