URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service SPRINGFIELD MO 208 PM CST Mon Mar 6 2017 ...Significant Fire Weather Conditions on Tuesday... .Gusty west to northwest winds will usher a very dry airmass into the area on Tuesday. West to northwest winds will gust to between 25 and 30 MPH during the afternoon hours. As temperatures warm into the low 60s, humidity levels are expected to rapidly drop below 20 percent, with some parts of the region falling to around 15 percent. KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055>058-066>070-077>081-088>090-094-071200- /O.UPG.KSGF.FW.A.0004.170307T1800Z-170308T0100Z/ /O.NEW.KSGF.FW.W.0006.170307T1700Z-170308T0100Z/ Bourbon-Crawford-Cherokee-Benton-Morgan-Miller-Maries-Vernon- St. Clair-Hickory-Camden-Pulaski-Barton-Cedar-Polk-Dallas-Laclede- Jasper-Dade-Greene-Lawrence- 208 PM CST Mon Mar 6 2017 ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM CST TUESDAY FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055, 056, 057, 058, 066, 067, 068, 069, 070, 073, 077, 078, 079, 080, 081, 088, 089, 090, 094, 097, AND 101... The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM to 7 PM CST Tuesday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect. * AFFECTED AREA...Roughly along and northwest of the Interstate 44 corridor. * WIND...Wind gusts of 25 to 30 MPH. Sustained 20 foot winds will be near 20 MPH. * HUMIDITY...Afternoon humidity levels between 15 and 20 percent. * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... && PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.
Monday, March 06, 2017
Red flag warning issued for Tuesday for Joplin area
(From the National Weather Service)