...Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM CDT this evening for wind and low relative humidity for fire weather zones 039...046...271...272 and 273...
The National Weather Service in Aberdeen has issued a red flag warning for wind and low relative humidity...which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM CDT this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.
* Affected area...in Minnesota...fire weather zones 039 and 046. In South Dakota...fire weather zones 271...272 and 273.
* Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
* Relative humidity...as low as 20 percent.
* Impacts...the combination of low humidity...dry fuels and gusty winds will likely create critical fire conditions this afternoon into early evening.
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.