Polk Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Special Statement
Statement as of 2:57 AM EDT on April 23, 2014

...Increased fire danger from 9 am EDT this morning through this evening...

Gusty northwest winds will develop across the region this morning and continue through much of the day. In addition...relative humidity values are forecast to fall into the lower to middle 20s. The combination of gusty winds and low humidity will increase the threat of rapidly spreading wildfires today.

Please refer to your local burn permitting authorities on whether you can burn today. If you do burn...use extreme caution since fires can quickly get out of hand under these conditions.

346 PM EDT Tue Apr 22 2014

...Increased fire danger from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening...

Gusty north to northwest winds will develop across the region overnight and continue during the day on Wednesday. In addition... relative humidity values are forecast to fall into the lower to middle 20s. The combination of gusty winds and low humidity will enhance the threat of rapidly spreading wildfires Wednesday.

Please refer to your local burn permitting authorities on whether you can burn Wednesday. If you do burn...you are advised to use extreme caution. Residents are urged to handle any source of ignition sources Wednesday...especially smoking materials.

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