Kansas Fire Weather Zone 012

FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS 623 AM CST TUE JAN 27 2015 .DISCUSSION... SUNNY SKIES AND LIGHT EAST WINDS THIS MORNING WILL BECOME MORE SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON AND GRADUALLY INCREASE. HOWEVER... MIXING WILL BE WEAK SO ONLY FAIR TO GOOD SMOKE DISPERSAL IS EXPECTED WITH MINIMUM AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS OF 30 TO 40 PERCENT. SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE ON WEDNESDAY INTO THE RANGE OF 10 TO 20 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. MIXING WILL BE BETTER WITH GOOD TO EXCELLENT SMOKE DISPERSAL WITH MINIMUM AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS OF 35 TO 45 PERCENT. THE RANGELAND FIRE DANGER INDEX MAY APPROACH THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY ALONG AND WEST OF A CONCORDIA TO EMPORIA LINE BOTH TODAY AND WEDNESDAY. AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT BRINGING A CHANCE FOR RAIN OR SNOW TO THE ENTIRE AREA. CONFIDENCE ON HOW MUCH SNOW WILL FALL AT THIS TIME IS LOW...BUT PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS APPEAR WILL GENERALLY LESS THAN A THIRD OF AN INCH. BROWN- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HIAWATHA 623 AM CST TUE JAN 27 2015 TODAY TONIGHT WED CLOUD COVER SUNNY MCLEAR MSUNNY PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE NONE CHANCE PRECIP (%) 0 0 0 TEMP 56 32 65 RH % 39 99 40 20FTWND (MPH) LGT/VAR SE 8 S 11 G22 PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.00 MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 2019 2208 TRANSPORT WND (MPH) S 14 NW 21 SMOKE DISPERSAL FAIR GOOD LAL 1 1 1 HAINES INDEX 5(MOD) 5(MOD) 5(MOD) REMARKS... ........SUPPLEMENTAL WIND DATA (MPH)........ 09 AM 12 PM 03 PM 06 PM WIND E-2 SE-8 SSE-9 SE-8 .FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7... .THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH. .FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS AROUND 40. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. .SATURDAY...CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. .SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 20 MPH. .MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 10. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
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