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Wind Advisory

Statement as of 9:52 AM CDT on April 16, 2014

Expires 7:00 PM EDT on April 16, 2014


... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 6 PM CDT this evening...

A Wind Advisory remains in effect until 6 PM CDT this evening.

* Timing... strong winds are expected through early evening.

* Winds... from the south-southwest at 30 to 35 mph with gusts to
around 50 mph.

* Impacts... drivers of high profile vehicles should be alert to
the danger of strong winds. Motorists should exercise caution
while driving in the Wind Advisory area. Be alert to sudden
gusts of wind which may cause you to lose control of your
vehicle.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of at least 30 mph
and/or wind gusts over 45 mph are expected. Winds this strong
can make driving difficult... especially for high profile
vehicles. Use extra caution.






Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 3:32 AM CDT on April 16, 2014

Expires 7:00 PM EDT on April 16, 2014


... Red flag warning in effect from 9 am this morning to 6 PM CDT
this evening for extreme grassland fire danger for fire weather
zone 052...

The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a red flag
warning for extreme grassland fire danger... which is in effect
from 9 am this morning to 6 PM CDT this evening.

* Extreme grassland fire danger... is forecast.

* Timing... he greatest fire weather risk is from 10 am until 6
PM.

* Winds... southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 23 percent.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly
and become very difficult to control. 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.

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this fire weather product.




Record Report

Statement as of 1:14 PM CDT on April 15, 2014


... Record low temperature recorded this morning at Russell... Salina
and Chanute on April 15th...

A temperature of 18 degrees was recorded at Russell this morning
which broke the previous record low of 26 degrees that occurred in
1983. In Salina... the temperature fell to 21 degrees which set a new
record low for the date. The previous record was 23 degrees set on
this date in 1936. Chanute also recorded a new low temperature with
a value of 23 degrees breaking the previous record of 24 degrees
from 1928.


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:00 AM CDT on April 16, 2014


... On this date in weather history...

In 2011... the 2nd worst tornado outbreak on record
finally ended... as a 3-day total of 162 tornadoes tore
through the south-central and southeast parts of the
United States from the 14th to the 16th. The outbreak
struck 11 states from as far west as Oklahoma and
southern Kansas... to the Atlantic coast from Georgia to
Maryland. Of the tornadoes... 12 were EF3 rated. Hardest
hit was North Carolina which was raked by 26 twisters and
where 22 were killed. The deadliest twister... an
EF3... struck the town of Askewville in extreme northeast
North Carolina where 11 died and catastrophic damage
resulted. A 2nd EF3 tornado tore through Raleigh and
nearby suburbs where 5 were killed. In all there were 39
deaths with 5 more killed by destructive winds.

&&

In 1998... atmospheric chaos broke out over southern
Kentucky as severe thunderstorms ravaged many areas with
a severe quartet of huge hail... destructive
winds... tornadoes... and flash floods. The hail ranged in
size from Golf balls to baseballs and totaled nearly
every vehicle at dealerships and car rentals. The hail
totaled around 4,000 vehicles... severely damaged 8,300
homes... 37 businesses... and 14 apartments. The
destructive winds reached 95 to 100 mph in extreme
southwest Kentucky at Hopkinsville where 2 people were
injured... barns were leveled and several homes were
heavily damaged. Of the 9 tornadoes... the strongest was
an F3 that hit the town of Glasgow... located 25 miles
east of Bowling Green... where 2 were killed... 9 were
injured and $10 million damage resulted. Total damage
from the outbreak was $535 million.


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