Red Flag Warning in effect

Ponca City Now - January 29, 2016 2:57 pm

A Red Flag Warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Friday, the National Weather Service announced.

Windy conditions, warm temperatures and low relative humidity are contributing to the warning for parts of north central, south central and southeast Oklahoma.

Winds are from the south to southwest at 17 to 30 miles an hour, with gusts up to 35 mph, the NWS said. Humidity in these areas is between 14 percent and 20 percent.

The NWS said any fires that develop likely will spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will occur shortly.


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