Butler Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Wind Advisory
Statement as of 03:33 CDT 1. Duben 2015

... Wind Advisory in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 6 PM CDT
this evening...

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Wind
Advisory... which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 6 PM
CDT this evening.

* Timing... the wind will increase through late morning and become
strong and gusty this afternoon.

* Winds... the wind will be out of the south today with sustained
wind speeds of 15 to 30 mph by late morning then increase to 25
to 35 mph during the afternoon hours. Wind gusts between 40 and
45 mph are expected.

* Impacts... loose or unsecured objects will get blown around this
afternoon and driving... especially across east/west roadways may
become difficult at times. High profile or light weight vehicles
will be especially susceptible to strong wind gusts.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult... especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.



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Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 03:46 CDT 1. Duben 2015

... Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM
CDT this evening for extreme fire conditions... .

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a red flag
warning for extreme fire conditions... which is in effect from
1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM CDT this evening. The Fire Weather
Watch is no longer in effect.

* Timing... the wind will steadily increase through the morning
becoming strong and gusty this afternoon. The most dangerous
conditions will exist between 2 PM and 5 PM.

* Wind... south increasing to 25 to 35 mph with gusts around 40
mph at times.

* Relative humidity... as low as 25 percent this afternoon.

* Fuel... grasses remain nearly 100 percent cured and surface
fuels are highly combustible.

* Impacts... any fires will spread very rapidly and be very
difficult to control in these dangerous conditions. Outdoor
burning is highly discouraged and should be avoided.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures will
create explosive fire growth potential.