WICHITA -- The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a red flag warning for extreme grassland fire danger which is in effect from noon Friday to 6 p.m. this evening.
Extreme grassland fire danger is forecast over primarily Russell and Barton counties.
Timing of the extreme grassland fire danger is roughly noon through 6 p.m.
Winds will be out of the south to southwest at 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.
Relative humidity will drop as low as 32 percent this afternoon.
Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly and become very difficult to control. outdoor burning is not recommended.
A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast. a combination of strong winds low relative humidity and warm temperatures will create explosive fire growth potential.
please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the field of this fire weather product.