Elevated Fire Weather Conditions this afternoon


April 2nd, 2021 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service says breezy south winds of 15 to 25 mph and gusts over 30 mph are expected across the area, today. The wind combined with cured grasses and low
humidities in the 22 to 32 percent range by this afternoon will lead to an elevated fire danger. An elevated fire danger means any fire may start easily, spread quickly and become uncontrollable. Avoid outdoor burning.

And, a reminder: A RED FLAG WARNING is in effect today from Noon until 8-p.m., for Monona-Harrison-Pottawattamie-Shelby-Mills-Montgomery-Fremont and Page Counties. Any fires that ignite may spread rapidly and exhibit extreme fire behavior.