“Extreme” Fire Danger; No outside burning as NWS issues Red Flag Warning
Do the math: Drought conditions + High Winds + Low Humidity = Fire Wind Warning
JOPLIN METRO AREA — Despite the small amount of rain on Wednesday the region remains dry under drought conditions. All area fire departments concur, NO OUTSIDE BURNING.
These dry conditions combined with strong winds could produce fast-moving grass fires Thursday afternoon.
“A Red Flag 🚩 Warning has been issued for our area Thursday from 12 PM – 8 PM. Minimum relative humidities of 15-25% and west to northwest wind gusts of 25-35 mph will result in significant fire danger.” — NWS-SGF (National Weather Service Springfield)
Redings Mill Fire Protection District cover a large portion of Newton County, south of Joplin continue their daily advisory: WILDLAND FIRE DANGER: EXTREME • NO BURNING.
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