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Marion County Emergency Management KS
Wednesday March 16th, 2022 :: 06:39 a.m. PDT


The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a Red Flag Warning.

The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a Red Flag
Warning for extreme grassland fire danger, which is in effect
from noon today to 7 PM CDT this evening.

* Extreme Grassland Fire Danger...Is forecast.

* Winds...South 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 20 percent.

* Impacts...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly and
become very difficult to control. Outdoor burning is not
recommended. Any lingering hot spots or smoldering areas from
yesterday's prescribed burns will need to be closely monitored


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.

Marion County Emergency Management KS
203 S 4th St
Marion, KS 66861

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 620-382-2144

Alert Details

Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Fire suppression and rescue

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