Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
1100 AM CDT THU APR 10 2014

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1100 AM CDT THU APR 10 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL KANSAS...
SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL CLIMB INTO THE VERY HIGH
CATEGORY ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON...HIGHEST GENERALLY
ALONG AND NORTHWEST OF THE KANSAS TURNPIKE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE OVER SOUTHEAST KANSAS ON
FRIDAY...BUT STRONG OR SEVERE STORMS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL CLIMB INTO THE VERY HIGH
CATEGORY ONCE AGAIN OVER THE WEEKEND...ALTHOUGH SUNDAY`S FIRE DANGER
WILL DEPEND ON THE PRECIPITATION FORECAST. VERY HIGH GRASSLAND FIRE
DANGER WILL RETURN AGAIN FOR TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.

PRECIPITATION CHANCES WILL INCREASE REGIONWIDE BY SATURDAY
NIGHT...AND ESPECIALLY SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...AS A STRONG
STORM SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT APPROACH THE REGION. WHILE
WIDESPREAD SEVERE WEATHER APPEARS UNLIKELY...STRONG TO MARGINALLY
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE...CAPABLE OF DIME TO QUARTER
SIZED HAIL...50 TO 60 MPH WINDS...AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN.

A WINTRY MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW IS POSSIBLE OVER MAINLY CENTRAL
KANSAS LATE SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT...AS COLDER AIR SURGES SOUTH
IN WAKE OF THE COLD FRONT. LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ON GRASSY
SURFACES ARE NOT OUT OF THE QUESTION.

NEAR-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE POSSIBLE SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
NIGHT...WHICH MAY BE HARMFUL TO YOUNG OR SENSITIVE PLANTS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SKYWARN SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

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FOR A GRAPHICAL VERSION OF THIS INFORMATION...SEE OUR
WEBPAGE AT (LOWERCASE) HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/WICHITA/HWO/HWO.PHP

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