Boone Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 4:14 AM CDT on April 16, 2014

...Red flag warning in effect from 11 am this morning to 7 PM CDT this evening for wind and low relative humidity for parts of Missouri...

The National Weather Service in St Louis has issued a red flag warning for wind and low relative humidity...which is in effect from 11 am this morning to 7 PM CDT this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area...in Missouri...fire weather zones 018...026... 034...041...042...047...048 and 050.

* 20ft winds...south 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Relative humidity...as low as 21 percent.

* 10hr fuels...less than 9 percent.

* Impacts...these conditions are conducive for the rapid spread and growth of uncontrolled wildfires.

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 dry fuels can contribute to extreme fire behavior.