Wild Fire Danger HIGH today

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July 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD…

534 AM CDT WED JUL 25 2012

WILD FIRE DANGER ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA

THE COMBINATION OF VERY DRY CONDITIONS…AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES FROM 95 TO 105 DEGREES…HUMIDITY FROM 20 TO 40 PERCENT AND SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS…WILL COMBINE TO PRODUCE CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR WILD FIRES ACROSS MUCH OF CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA THIS AFTERNOON. THE SITUATION IS MOST DANGEROUS IN GRASSY AREAS AND RANGELAND.

THE HOT AND DRY WEATHER PATTERN WILL REMAIN OVER THE AREA THROUGH TODAY. DURING THIS TIME…REFRAIN FROM OUTDOOR BURNING AND BE VERY CAREFUL WITH SMOKING MATERIALS. SEVERAL COUNTIES HAVE BURN BANS IN EFFECT. PLEASE CHECK IN YOUR COUNTY BEFORE BURNING. ANY OPEN FIRE COULD SPREAD EASILY.

A COOL FRONT MOVING THROUGH THE UPPER MIDWEST WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY WILL PROVIDE THUNDERSTORM CHANCES AND COOLER TEMPERATURES HELPING TO DIMINISH THE FIRE THREAT.