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
March 23, 2017 March 24, 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, March 23: Moderate to strong southerly winds will develop ahead of an approaching low pressure system, transporting smoke from potential fires in the southwestern Flint Hills into Wichita and from the eastern Flint Hills into Topeka. In addition, smoke from potential fires in the northern Flint Hills will be carried into Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska.

Friday, March 24: As a low pressure system moves into Kansas, moderate southerly winds will continue to transport smoke from potential fires in the southwestern Flint Hills into Wichita. Furthermore, smoke from potential fires in the northeastern Flint Hills will be carried into Topeka.
This forecast is for air quality impacts only.

March 25, 2017: Improving conditions for burning are expected.
March 26, 2017: Worsening conditions for burning are expected.
March 27, 2017: Improving conditions for burning are expected.
March 28, 2017: Worsening conditions for burning are expected.