Local & Regional
9:28 am
Sun April 10, 2011

Red Flag Fire Warning

Tulsa, OK – ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 10 PM
CDT THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 10 PM CDT
THIS EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. FOR
THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

IN OKLAHOMA...
OSAGE...WASHINGTON...NOWATA...PAWNEE...TULSA...ROGERS...CREEK...
OKFUSKEE AND OKMULGEE.

A DRYLINE WILL MOVE EAST TO AN OKMULGEE TO CLAREMORE TO NOWATA
LINE BY THIS AFTERNOON. SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE...GUSTING TO
AROUND 35 MILES AN HOUR WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES OF NEAR OR
JUST BELOW 25 PERCENT TO THE WEST OF THE DRYLINE. SPREAD INDEX
VALUES WILL BE NEAR 60 IN THE WARNING AREA WHICH INDICATES THE
POTENTIAL FOR RAPID WILDFIRE GROWTH AND SPREAD.

OSAGE...PAWNEE...CREEK...OKFUSKEE...TULSA AND OKMULGEE COUNTIES
ARE CURRENTLY IN A BURN BAN. OUTDOOR BURNING OF ANY KIND IS
PROHIBITED IN THESE AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT A DANGEROUS COMBINATION OF WEATHER
CONDITIONS AND DRY VEGETATION IS EXPECTED WITHIN 24
HOURS...FAVORING RAPID GROWTH AND SPREAD OF ANY WILDFIRES. THE
PRIMARY WEATHER FACTORS INCLUDE STRONGER WINDS...LOWER
HUMIDITIES...AND WARMER TEMPERATURES.