Elevated fire danger today with wind gusts to 30 mph

Outside burning is discouraged states National Weather Service
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JOPLIN, Mo. — Even though snow covered the Joplin Metro area a few days ago Sunday poses an elevated fire risk according to the National Weather Service at Springfield.

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Outside burning is discouraged.

“Very dry conditions, warm temperatures, and southerly wind gusts up to 30 mph will develop today.

Relative humidity values will drop into the lower twenties this afternoon.

These conditions are favorable for erratic fire spread this afternoon.

Outside burning is discouraged today as rapid fire growth is possible with any fire that ignites.

The most fire danger will be west of Springfield, Mo.” — NWS/SPRINGFIELD