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Strong Winds and Fire Weather for the Northern Plains

4 Mar 2020, 9:19 am

Strong winds and very low humidity will lead to a fire weather risk over parts of High Plains.  Any outdoor activities that can produce sparks or flames will need to be avoid with these conditions in the forecast. Here is the very latest.

Fire Alerts


Red flag warnings have been issued for areas of Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, and Missouri.  Strong winds, low humidity and mild temperatures could contribute to wildfires starting and spreading very quickly.

Wind Alerts



On top of the red flag warnings, wind alerts are also in place today for a lot of the same areas.  Winds have already been strong this morning across the Plains and will continue to stay strong for the rest of the afternoon.  Any fires that develop could spread very rapidly and be difficult to contain.


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