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, 2019 through May 1, 2019. Forecasts are updated daily at 1:00 p.m. Central Time. View as: Map | Table
Kay Greenwood Northwest Elk Osage Oklahoma South Chautauqua Coffey North Morris South Lyon South Greenwood Southeast Wabaunsee Northeast Pottawatomie West Riley Butler Southwest Chase Southwest Coffey South Butler Southeast Lyon North Morris North Wyandotte Wabaunsee Southwest Chase Northeast Osage Kansas North Geary Osage Kansas South Washington-Nowata Oklahoma Woodson Chase Northwest Greenwood Southwest Sedgwick Wilson Butler Northwest Cowley East Johnson Greenwood Northeast Marion Wabaunsee Southeast Butler Northeast Pottawatomie East Chase Southeast Wabaunsee Northwest Osage Oklahoma North Cowley West
Potential Contribution to Major Cities for Fires Ignited On
April 24, 2019 April 25, 2019
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
Wednesday, April 24: Calm winds during the day will reduce smoke dispersion from potential fires in the Flint Hills. In addition, as southeasterly to southwesterly winds develop in the evening, smoke from potential fires in the southwestern Flint Hills will be transported into Wichita, and smoke from potential fires in the northeastern Flint Hills will be carried into Topeka and Kansas City.

Thursday, April 25: North-northeasterly winds will transport smoke from potential fires in the northern and western Flint Hills into Wichita.
This forecast is for air quality impacts only.

April 26, 2019: Worsening conditions for burning are expected.
April 27, 2019: Improving conditions for burning are expected.
April 28, 2019: Worsening conditions for burning are expected.
April 29, 2019: Improving conditions for burning are expected.