Friday, March 11, 2011

Update on Wildfire Danger Today

The "critical" area for wildfire danger has been expanded since yesterday's post, and now includes most of West Texas and the panhandle, as well as western Oklahoma and east-central New Mexico.

Red Flag Warnings have been issued for a large part of the southern Plains today, as shown by the pink shaded areas on the map below:

Gusty Southerly winds and very low humidity will create extremely dangerous conditions today, where rangeland and other grass fires would quickly grow out of control. 

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