Strong winds recorded in CO, NE, KS, and OK

Nebraska strong wind

Above: Map showing maximum wind gusts in Nebraska at 1:25 p.m. MST March 5, 2018.

(Originally published at 1:32 p.m. MST March 5, 2018)

As predicted in the Red Flag Warnings Monday morning, strong winds are are occurring in Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, and Oklahoma.

These maps of the four states show maximum wind gusts updated at 1:25 p.m. MST March 5, 2018.


Kansas strong wind
Matt told us about a fire in Clark County, Kansas. The GOES 16 satellite detected it.

fire clark county kansas
The map below shows a fire detected by a satellite in Clark County Kansas at 1:15 p.m. CST March 5. It is south of Dodge City and west of Ashland.

UPDATE at 1:54 p.m. MST March 5, 2018: the satellite is detecting another fire in Kansas, farther west, near Hugoton.

UPDATE at 3:19 p.m. MST March 5, 2018. The fire in Clark County is reportedly contained. That fire and the one farther west are no longer being detected by the satellite.


Oklahoma wind


Colorado strong wind

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

2 thoughts on “Strong winds recorded in CO, NE, KS, and OK”

  1. Clark county fire burned 1500 to 2000 acres before contained. Also had fires in Smith County, Osage County, and a large fire yesterday evening in Geary county near Ft. Riley burned 600 acres.

  2. The fire near Hugoton, KS may still show up as a hot spot as they are large piles of hay that are burning. Numerous 8,000 gallon semi trucks from nearby companies are hauling water to help extinguish the fire, although it is contained at this point.


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