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Grant County, Kansas, brown grass, several wildfires, high fire danger
3/20/2017 5:31:04 PM

Plants & Wildlife
Grant County, KS

Start Date: 3/5/2017 - End Date: 3/5/2017
Conditions are very dry. Since October we have had 2.50 inches of moisture. I believe we had snow twice. Area has been in several Red Flag Warning. In February we received 0.19 inches of moisture. The ground cover is all brown. Temperatures have been in the 50s to 70s we may have 80s today March 5th. Lots of viral illness. Grant County has is on alert for fires and wildfires. The Kansas Incident Management Team (IMT) is on standby to be called to fires. The State had several fires yesterday and an Incident Management Team was called up at about 11PM to go to Reno County. CoCoRaHS Report from Station #Ulysses 3.8 ENE on 3/5/2017