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, 2021 through May 1, 2021. 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
March 05, 2021 March 06, 2021
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 5: Light to moderate east-northeasterly winds through much of the day will gradually transport smoke from potential fires in the central Flint Hills into Wichita. In the evening and overnight hours, winds will decrease and shift to easterly in the far northeastern Flint Hills. These winds will allow smoke from potential fires in Johnson County to enter Topeka, with a strong temperature inversion trapping smoke near the surface.

Saturday, March 6: Surface high pressure in the western Great Lakes will generate southerly to south-southwesterly winds across the Flint Hills. In the eastern and southern Flint Hills, these winds will carry smoke from potential fires into Topeka. Furthermore, smoke from potential fires in the northeastern Flint Hills will impact Omaha, Nebraska, and smoke from potential fires in the western Flint Hills will be transported into Lincoln, Nebraska.
This forecast is for air quality impacts only.

Mar 7, 2021: Worsening conditions for burning are expected.
Mar 8, 2021: Worsening conditions for burning are expected.
Mar 9, 2021: Improving conditions for burning are expected.
Mar 10, 2021: Improving conditions for burning are expected.