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, 2017 through May 1, 2017. 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 27, 2017 April 28, 2017
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
Thursday, April 27: As a low pressure system develops to the west, moderate east-southeasterly winds will transport smoke from potential fires in the southern Flint Hills into Wichita. Farther north, light westerly morning winds will shift to southeasterly, carrying smoke from potential fires in the northeastern Flint Hills into Topeka.

Friday, April 28: As a cold front moves through eastern Kansas, light northwesterly winds will carry smoke from potential fires in the northeastern Flint Hills into Topeka. In addition, as winds strengthen and shift to northeasterly in the evening, smoke from potential fires in the northwestern and western Flint Hills will be transported into Wichita.
This forecast is for air quality impacts only.

April 29, 2017: Improving conditions for burning are expected.
April 30, 2017: Improving conditions for burning are expected.
May 1, 2017: Worsening conditions for burning are expected.
May 2, 2017: Worsening conditions for burning are expected.