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Special Statement
Issued: 3:23 AM CST Dec. 11, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Very high fire danger today...

Very high fire danger is expected Monday across northern Missouri.
Sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph, with gusts reaching and
exceeding 35 mph, combining with a reinforcing shot of dry air
that is already dominating in the region, will result in an
elevated to significant fire weather risk.

These weather conditions, along with very dry grasses and
underbrush, could result in the rapid spread of fires. Therefore,
outdoor burning is highly discouraged tomorrow. Care should be
taken with open flames and the disposal of cigarette Butts.


Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:23 AM CST Dec. 11, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from 10 am this morning to 6 PM CST
this evening for low relative humidities and strong northwesterly
winds for fire weather zones 020, 021, 022, 025, 028, 029, 030,
031, 037, 038, 039, 040, 043, 044, 045, 046, 053, 054, 057, 060,
102, 103, 104, and 105...

The National Weather Service in Kansas City/Pleasant Hill has
issued a red flag warning, which is in effect from 10 am this
morning to 6 PM CST this evening.

* Affected area... fire weather zones 025, 057, 060, 102, 103,
104, and 105.Fire weather zones 020, 021, 022, 028, 029, 030,
031, 037, 038, 039, 040, 043, 044, 045, 046, 053, and 054.

* Wind... sustained northwesterly winds of 20 to 25 mph are
expected with gusts reaching and exceeding 30 mph this
afternoon.

* Humidity... relative humidities will drop to between 20 and 35
percent early this afternoon. They should gradually rise through
the rest of the afternoon.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.




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