Red Flag Warning – Monona County, Iowa


March 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in Valley, NE has issued a “Red Flag Warning” for western Iowa’s Monona County. The warning is in effect from Noon today until 8-p.m., and means that critical fire weather conditions exist or will exist, that can create explosive fire growth potential. The Weather Service says dangerous fire weather conditions are possible this afternoon over parts of western & northwest Iowa and northeast Nebraska. Much drier air is moving into the region today, with westerly winds gusting from15-to 35-miles per hour behind a front that will be passing through. The combination of very low humidity and gusty winds will create an extremely high fire danger this afternoon.