Statement as of 9:47 PM CDT on March 10, 2014
... Wind Advisory remains in effect from 1 PM Tuesday to 7 am CDT
* timing: very strong northerly winds will spread over northern
and western Oklahoma early Tuesday afternoon and over the rest
of advisory area late in the afternoon and evening.
* Winds: gusty southwest winds 20 to 30 mph becoming north 25 to
40 mph with gusts of 45 to 55 mph possible.
* Impacts: hazardous driving conditions for high-profile and light
weight vehicles... especially along east-west roads.
* Other impacts: very high wildfire danger will be seen Tuesday.
The wind increase and shift will make fire containment extremely
difficult... if not impossible. All outdoor burning... and other
activities that could lead to fires such as welding and throwing
cigarettes from vehicles... should be avoided!
Be careful if you have to travel or if you are working or playing
Fire Weather Watch
Statement as of 7:08 PM CDT on March 10, 2014
... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect for Tuesday afternoon
for western Oklahoma...
* wind... southwest winds of 20 to 25 mph... gusts to 30 mph...
becoming north Tuesday afternoon with gusts of 45 to 55 mph.
* Humidity... 10 to 20 percent.
* Temperature... 70 to 80 degrees early in afternoon then falling
temperatures as northerly winds commence.
* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is strongly discouraged.
Monitor weather forecasts and information.
- High Wind Advisory
A high wind advisory is issued when sustained winds of 31 mph or greater are expected to occur for at least 1 hour. This advisory can also be issued if winds of 46 mph or greater are expected for any length of time.
- Fire Weather Advisory
A fire weather advisory is issued when dry conditions in the advisory area result in a situation where forest or brush fires are possible.
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