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
March 27, 2015 March 28, 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
Friday, March 27: As surface high pressure moves across eastern Kansas, generally light winds will limit smoke dispersion, increasing impacts in areas near fires. In addition, as light northerly winds gradually shift to southwesterly, smoke from potential fires in the northeastern Flint Hills will be transported into Topeka and Kansas City.

Saturday, March 28: Surface high pressure over the Great Lakes will generate moderate southeasterly winds in eastern Kansas, transporting smoke from potential fires in the southwestern Flint Hills into Wichita.
This forecast is for air quality impacts only.

March 29, 2015: Improving conditions for burning are expected.
March 30, 2015: Worsening conditions for burning are expected.
March 31, 2015: Worsening conditions for burning are expected.
April 1, 2015: Improving conditions for burning are expected.