Red Flag

The National Weather Service in Norman has issued the following:

 

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
107 PM CDT MON MAY 5 2014

...CRITICAL WILDFIRE CONDITIONS LIKELY ON TUESDAY ACROSS WESTERN
AND CENTRAL OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN NORTH TEXAS...

.THE COMBINATION OF WINDY WEATHER...VERY LOW HUMIDITY... AND HOT
TEMPERATURES WILL LIKELY CAUSE CRITICAL WILDFIRE DANGER ON
TUESDAY.

OKZ007-008-012-013-017>020-023>029-038-039-044-045-TXZ090-061000-
/O.NEW.KOUN.FW.W.0028.140506T1500Z-140507T0300Z/
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CANADIAN-OKLAHOMA-LINCOLN-GRADY-MCCLAIN-CLEVELAND-COMANCHE-
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107 PM CDT MON MAY 5 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM CDT TUESDAY FOR
VERY HOT TEMPERATURES... GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR CENTRAL
AND WESTERN OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN NORTH TEXAS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM CDT TUESDAY.

* TIMING...10 AM TO 10 PM TUESDAY.

* WIND...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...4 TO 20 PERCENT WITH THE LOWEST HUMIDITY IN WESTERN
  OKLAHOMA AND PORTIONS OF WESTERN NORTH TEXAS.

* TEMPERATURE...95 TO 104 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.

May 14, 2014

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