Weather

County,
Red Flag Warning issued January 30 at 3:36AM CST until January 30 at 5:00PM CST by NWS
Effective: 3:36 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014
Expires: 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014

...STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
AND DRY VEGETATION TO CREATE HAZARDOUS BURNING CONDITIONS...
.THE EXTREMELY DRY CONDITIONS THIS PAST WEEK HAVE RESULTED IN
NUMEROUS WILDFIRES. STRONG WINDS TODAY WILL EXACERBATE THE FIRE
DANGER.
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 5 PM CST THIS
AFTERNOON FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...DRY FUELS...AND GUSTY SOUTH
WINDS. THE WATCH INCLUDES THE MARK TWAIN AND SHAWNEE NATIONAL
FORESTS...OZARK SCENIC RIVERWAYS...FORT CAMPBELL...LAND BETWEEN
THE LAKES RECREATIONAL AREA...AND STATE LANDS AS WELL....
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 5 PM CST THIS
AFTERNOON. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
* AFFECTED AREA...SOUTHEAST MISSOURI...SOUTHERN ILLINOIS...WEST
KENTUCKY...SOUTHWEST INDIANA.
* WINDS...SUSTAINED SOUTH WINDS AT 20 MPH...GUSTS 25 TO 35 MPH.
* TIMING...NOON TO 5 PM.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...20-25% WITH SOME LOCATIONS IN THE UPPER TEENS.
* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS 39-43 DEGREES.
* IMPACTS...RAPID FIRE SPREAD FOR ANY FIRES THAT IGNITE.

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