Saturday, March 26, 2016

Kansas Wildfire Update

Here is the latest on the Kansas Wildfire situation and how the weather is affecting it. 

This image was taken by a geosatellite Friday and it shows the burn area in southern Kansas and northern Oklahoma. As of this morning, according to The Wichita Eagle, the fire is 15% contained.

Last night, rain fell in much of the fire area with the band from south of Goldwater to Medicine Lodge receiving as much as two-tenths of an inch. Unfortunately, the rain did not fall over the entire area.

AccuWeather's computer model is forecasting an additional .1 to .2 inches of rain over the burn area after midnight tonight.

The NWS in Wichita is calling for up to an inch of snow in the fire area late tonight and Sunday. Again, this would be helpful with the cool, humid air.
We salute the firefighters and others who have worked so hard to contain and extinguish the fire.

With a hat tip to Lily Wu, here is a video showing the fire and the people working so hard to help out.

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