Red Flag

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK 247 PM CST SAT JAN 18 2014

…CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS MAINLY THE NORTHWEST HALF OF OKLAHOMA.

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS LIKELY ACROSS THE WESTERN HALF OF OKLAHOMA AND PARTS OF WESTERN NORTH TEXAS ON SUNDAY…

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247 PM CST SAT JAN 18 2014 …RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR WINDY AND DRY CONDITONS FOR MUCH OF WESTERN INTO CENTRAL SECTIONS OF OKLAHOMA… …RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY FOR VERY WARM TEMPERATURES… LOW HUMIDITY AND WINDY CONDITIONS FOR ALL OF WESTERN INTO CENTRAL OKLAHOMA AND PORTIONS OF WESTERN NORTH TEXAS…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 6 PM CST SUNDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WIND…NORTH TO NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH THIS AFTERNOON. SOUTHWEST NEAR 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* HUMIDITY…10 TO 20 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURE…65 TO 72 DEGREES.

* IMPACTS…ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… FIRES MAY START EASILY AND SPREAD RAPIDLY. REPORT SMOKE OR FIRE TO YOUR LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT.