Red flag warning blankets area for second straight day

Critical fire danger is expected across virtually all of Kansas on Monday, including the KVOE listening area.
The National Weather Service issued the warning for Lyon, all surrounding counties and much of the state effective from 10 am to 6 pm. This replaces a fire weather watch that was issued Sunday night for most of Kansas.
Outdoor burns are banned in Lyon and surrounding counties while the red flag warning is in effect.
Dry vegetation has been in place now for close to two months. Temperatures will approach 60 degrees Monday afternoon with humidity levels at 25 percent or less for much of the day. Another big concern is wind speed -- as high as 40 mph through the day.
This is the second straight day for a red flag warning in our area. Lyon, Morris and Wabaunsee counties were under a warning Sunday.
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8:45 pm Sunday: Fire weather watch covers area for Monday afternoon, evening

The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for the KVOE listening area and parts of central Kansas for Monday. 

The watch runs from noon to 8 pm and affects Lyon and all surrounding counties.

Fire weather watches are issued when conditions are favorable for rapid fire growth. Monday's forecast calls for highs near 60 degrees and relative humidity levels at or below 25 percent. Vegetation is already bone-dry across the area, and wind gusts as high as 40 mph are expected at times Monday.

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11:15 am Sunday: Red flag warning in place for Lyon, some surrounding counties

With fire danger at critical levels, the National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for Lyon and two surrounding counties Sunday.


The warning runs through 4 pm for Lyon, Morris and Wabaunsee counties. Outdoor burning is now banned in Lyon County while the warning is in effect.

The NWS issues red flag warnings for a combination of weather conditions: dry vegetation, low humidity levels and high winds. Conditions have been dry since late October. Humidity levels will be at  10-20 percent all day. Northwest winds will be steady at 10-20 mph with higher gusts.

Fire conditions will also be extreme Monday. Dry conditions will continue and wind gusts will be as high as 40 mph.

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