Osage 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.

* Affected area...in Missouri...fire weather zones 019...027... 035...036...049...051...052...059...060...061...062...063... 064 and 065.

* 20ft winds...south 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative humidity...as low as 22 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.

303 am CDT Wed Apr 16 2014

...Red flag warning in effect from 11 am this morning to 7 PM CDT this evening for gusty winds and low humidity for southeastern Kansas... southwestern and central Missouri...

The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a red flag warning for gusty winds and low 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 The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Winds...south 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Timing...late morning through early evening.

* Relative humidity...as low as 20 to 25 percent.

* Temperatures...in the lower and middle 60s.

* Impacts...any outdoor burning will be extremely difficult to contain and control. Grass fires will spread quickly under these conditions.

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.