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Flat Out Windy Conditions to Drive Fire Danger This Week- The Latest Graphic

Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:41:37 CST

Flat Out Windy Conditions to Drive Fire Danger This Week- The Latest Graphic Outdoor burning is not advised this week due to the dry, windy conditions that will be present over a large portion of the state. Fire danger will be high today- and likely even higher tomorrow as the winds pick up intensity on Thursday. The Seven Day Forecast from News9 and Jed Castles describes that well- you can see the graphic above.



Meanwhile, officials from Oklahoma Forestry Services are asking citizens to remain vigilant as winter fire season gets underway.



"We have had a few weeks of reprieve due to snowfall, but that has melted and things are definitely drying out," said George Geissler, Oklahoma State Forester. "Stay alert for fire weather watches and Red Flag warnings as conditions warrant."



A series of dry cold fronts are predicted to move through the state with little to no moisture. Low relative humidity combined with higher temperatures and gusty variable winds means fires can ignite easily and will spread quickly. All outdoor burning is discouraged.



Currently there are 12 county burn bans in place that prohibit a variety of outdoor activities in the following counties: Alfalfa, Blaine, Canadian, Creek, LeFlore, Okmulgee, Pittsburg, Rogers, Wagoner, Grady, Jefferson and Tillman. For the most updated list visit www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-information.



"Safety of the firefighters and public is of the utmost concern and with this weather forecast one of the main threats for firefighters will be rapid spread of any fire start," said Geissler. "We would also ask that citizens report any new fires or suspicious smoke to the closest fire department."



   

 

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