Finger on the Weather

A lion of a March day on Saturday

Howling south winds kept firefighters busy in Sedgwick and Reno counties on Saturday.

Spotty grass fires south of 53rd Street North in north Wichita closed the road for a while Saturday afternoon and kept crews in the area for several hours, authorities said. A grass fire in Reno County burned a couple of miles of grassland.

Despite temperatures in the 60s, no one would call Saturday a lamb of a day. It was more like a lion, with winds reaching 50 miles an hour in McPherson and topping 40 in several other locations in the region.

Similar winds are possible again on Sunday, forecasters say.

Stan Finger: 316-268-6437, @StanFinger

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