Red flag warning extended through Monday

RED-FLAGUpdate: Monday, March 31, 2014 – A red flag warning is in effect from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday due to strong winds. Sustained wind speeds through the day will range from 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. All outdoor burning should be avoided. Fires can start quickly, spread furiously and burn intensely. All fires are potentially serious and hold very serious risks for those involved in fire suppression.

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Sunday, March 30, 2014 – A spring storm system is approaching the area today and is expected to bring strong windy and dry conditions, prompting the National Weather Service in Topeka to issue a red flag fire warning, which is in effect from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Area vegetation is still dry and with low relative humidity, a strong increase in wind speed and shift in direction of the winds, these conditions can cause fires to start quickly, spread furiously and burn intensely. Smoldering embers from planned burns set yesterday will be in danger of reigniting and quickly becoming out of control today.

NWS is advising that all outdoor burning should be avoided, as all fires are potentially serious and hold serious risks for those involved in fire suppression

The red flag warning covers all of north central, northeast and east central Kansas including Osage County.

Winds will be out of the south at 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph by 11 a.m. By afternoon relative humidity could be as low as 24 percent with temperatures in the upper 60s.

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