...Red flag warning in effect from noon today to 6 PM CST this evening...
The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a red flag warning...which is in effect from noon today to 6 PM CST this evening...
For the following counties... * in Oklahoma...Pawnee...Washington...Osage...Nowata...creek... Okfuskee...Okmulgee...Tulsa and Rogers.
Hazardous weather... * unseasonably warm temperatures will combine with south-southwest winds of 15 to 25 mph to produce fire weather conditions that will support aggressive wildfire behavior.
* Relative humidities as low as 20 to 25 percent this afternoon.
* Strong wind gusts as high as 31.0 mph this afternoon.
Impacts... * any fires will quickly spread out of control and endanger lives and property.
Definition... * a red flag warning means that a dangerous combination of weather conditions and dry vegetation is expected within 24 hours...favoring rapid growth and spread of any wildfires. The primary weather factors include stronger winds...lower humidities...and warmer temperatures.
Precautionary/preparedness actions... * dispose of cigarettes properly and avoid activities that could start fires.
* Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio...commercial radio or television for the latest information concerning this weather event. Additional weather information can also be found at: weather.Gov/Tulsa.