Wind, low humidity indicates high fire danger Tuesday

RED-FLAGThe National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a red flag warning for Osage County and portions of northeast Kansas, in effect from 1 p.m. today, March 15, 2016, until 7 p.m. The warning was issued due to expected gusty winds, low relative humidity and critical fuels for fire.

Wind will be from the northwest at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts to 35 mph. Winds are expected to diminish during the evening. Minimum relative humidity will fall to 17 to 25 percent during late afternoon and early evening.

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 may lead to extreme fire behavior. Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Affected counties include Osage, Cloud, Clay, Riley, Ottawa, Dickinson, Geary, Morris, Wabaunsee, Lyon, Franklin, Coffey and Anderson.

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