Ark City, KS
Humidity: 90%
Wind: S 12mph
Barometer: 29.69in
Dewpoint: 58°F
Visibility: 7.00 Miles
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Current Condition
Breezy. Patchy Fog then Partly Sunny
High 78
Current Condition
Partly Cloudy and Breezy
Low 36
Current Condition
High 55
  • Red Flag Warning
    Updated: Tue Feb-28-17 03:14am CST
    Effective: Tue Feb-28-17 03:14am CST
    Expires: Tue Feb-28-17 06:00pm CST
    Severity: Severe
    Urgency: Expected
    Certainty: Likely
    Status: Actual
    Type: Alert
    Category: Met
    Areas affected: Allen; Butler; Chautauqua; Cowley; Elk; Greenwood; Harper; Kingman; Montgomery; Neosho; Sedgwick; Sumner; Wilson; Woodson
    Instructions: 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 can contribute to extreme fire behavior. Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the field of this fire weather product.
    Message Summary: flag warning in effect from noon today to 6 pm cst this evening for extreme grassland fire danger for fire weather zones 069...070...071...072...082...083...091...092...093...094...095...
    096...098 and 099...
    The national weather service in wichita has issued a red flag warning for extreme grassland fire danger...which is in effect from noon today to 6 pm cst this evening.
    * extreme grassland fire forecast.
    * winds...southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph will affect south central kansas. The southwest wind speeds could be even stronger across southeast kansas this afternoon.
    * relative low as 20 percent.
    * impacts...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly and become very difficult to control. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Here's What's Happening

Street Projects Picking Up Again

The North Summit Street improvement and water line replacement project in Arkansas City, is ready to resume for the spring. The contractor resumes work today on Summit Street, beginning with the restoration of traffic control from Cedar to Chestnut avenues, …Read More

SCKMC financial picture improving

Some much needed good news for South Central Kansas Medical Center as a healthy increase in revenue from the new senior health-care unit along with proceeds from the 1-cent sales tax, has brought a substantial improvement to SCKMC’s financial picture. …Read More


State Senators have passed a bill, and moved it on to the House Committee on Transportation, that would allow some people to identify themselves as needing assistance with cognition. People who opt-in would be able to choose options like a …Read More


In Cowley County, an investigation is underway after what is believed to be a dead body was found in a farm pond. According to the Cowley County Sheriff’s Office, a rural property owner found the body at about yesterday afternoon …Read More