The tools provided below are to access air quality information only. For burn safety decisions, please consult other resources such as the Topeka, Kansas or Wichita, Kansas National Weather Service websites.
Fire impact predictions only available from March 1, 2015 through May 1, 2015. Forecasts are updated daily at 1:00 p.m. CDT. View as: Map | Table
Osage Kansas South Cowley East Butler Southeast Elk Nowata Oklahoma Greenwood Northeast Coffey South Wabaunsee Southwest Greenwood Southwest Woodson Coffey North Butler Northwest Chase Northwest Wabaunsee Northeast Kay Marion Cowley West Butler Southwest Pottawatomie West Butler Northeast Wilson Chase Southeast Geary Johnson Greenwood Southeast Wabaunsee Northwest Wabaunsee Southeast Pottawatomie East Lyon South Chase Southwest Morris North Osage Kansas North Osage Oklahoma North Morris South Chase Northeast Riley Greenwood Northwest Lyon North Wyandotte Chautauqua Sedgwick Osage Oklahoma South
Potential Contribution to Major Cities for Fires Ignited On
April 18, 2015 April 19, 2015
Maximum Contribution Potential within 48 hours
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Butler-NE
Butler-SE
Butler-SW
Butler-NW
Chase-NE
Chase-SE
Chase-SW
Chase-NW
Chautauqua
Coffey-N
Coffey-S
Cowley-E
Cowley-W
Elk
Geary
Greenwood-NE
Greenwood-SE
Greenwood-SW
Greenwood-NW
Lyon-N
Kay
Lyon-S
Marion
Morris-N
Morris-S
Osage-N
Osage-S
Pottawatomie-E
Pottawatomie-W
Riley
Sedgwick
Wabaunsee-NE
Wabaunsee-SE
Wabaunsee-SW
Wabaunsee-NW
Wilson
Woodson
Wyandotte
Osage-Oklahoma-N
Osage-Oklahoma-S
Nowata
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Butler-NE
Butler-SE
Butler-SW
Butler-NW
Chase-NE
Chase-SE
Chase-SW
Chase-NW
Chautauqua
Coffey-N
Coffey-S
Cowley-E
Cowley-W
Elk
Geary
Greenwood-NE
Greenwood-SE
Greenwood-SW
Greenwood-NW
Lyon-N
Kay
Lyon-S
Marion
Morris-N
Morris-S
Osage-N
Osage-S
Pottawatomie-E
Pottawatomie-W
Riley
Sedgwick
Wabaunsee-NE
Wabaunsee-SE
Wabaunsee-SW
Wabaunsee-NW
Wilson
Woodson
Wyandotte
Osage-Oklahoma-N
Osage-Oklahoma-S
Nowata
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Forecast Discussion Extended Forecast
Saturday, April 18: Light to moderate south-southeasterly winds will transport smoke from potential fires in the northeastern Flint Hills into Topeka, and from the northern Flint Hills into Lincoln. However, an upper-level trough of low pressure moving over the region will enhance atmospheric mixing, reducing smoke impacts in affected regions. Farther south, smoke from potential fires in the southern Flint Hills will be carried into Wichita.

Sunday, April 19: Moderate northwesterly winds behind a departing cold front will transport smoke away from major metropolitan areas surrounding the Flint Hills.
This forecast is for air quality impacts only.

April 20, 2015: Improving conditions for burning are expected.
April 21, 2015: Worsening conditions for burning are expected.
April 22, 2015: Worsening conditions for burning are expected.
April 23, 2015: Worsening conditions for burning are expected.