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Fire Weather Warning:

Issued at: 4:14 am CDT on April 16, 2014, expires at: 7:00 PM CDT on April 16, 2014
  • ...Red flag warning in effect from 11 am this morning to 7 PM CDT this evening for wind and low relative humidity for parts of Missouri... The National Weather Service in St Louis has issued a red flag warning for wind and low relative humidity...which is in effect from 11 am this morning to 7 PM CDT this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.
  • Affected area...in Missouri...fire weather zones 018...026... 034...041...042...047...048 and 050.
  • 20ft winds...south 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
  • Relative humidity...as low as 21 percent.
  • 10hr fuels...less than 9 percent.
  • Impacts...these conditions are conducive for the rapid spread and growth of uncontrolled wildfires. Precautionary/preparedness actions... 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 dry fuels can contribute to extreme fire behavior.
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