Severe Weather Alerts


Fire Weather Watch:

Issued at: 8:55 PM CDT on March 28, 2015, expires at: 7:00 PM CDT on March 29, 2015
  • ...Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Sunday afternoon through Sunday evening for very strong northwesterly winds and moderately low humidity for fire weather zones 249...256...257... 258...300...301 and 900...
  • affected weather zone 300. Fire weather zone 301. Fire weather zone 900. Fire weather zone 249. Fire weather zone 256. Fire weather zone 257. Fire weather zone 258.
  • Wind...northwest winds 25 to 45 mph. In addition...winds preceding the watch tonight will be from the south to southwest at 15 to 30 mph providing additional drying concerns for Sunday.
  • Humidity...minimum values will be 25 to 35 percent by mid afternoon Sunday. If light rain falls late tonight and early Sunday...the rainfall amount will likely not be enough to sustain fuel moisture in dormant fuels by Sunday afternoon given the projected wind speeds.
  • Impacts...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag warnings.

Wind Advisory:

Issued at: 8:53 PM CDT on March 28, 2015, expires at: 7:00 PM CDT on March 29, 2015
  • ...Wind Advisory remains in effect from 7 am to 7 PM CDT Sunday...
  • timing...Sunday morning into early Sunday afternoon. Highest wind gusts begin late Sunday morning.
  • Weather conditions...sustained northwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31 to 39 mph or gusts will range between 46 and 57 mph. Winds of these magnitudes may cause minor property damage without extra precautions. Motorists in high profile vehicles should use caution until the winds subside.

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