... Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM
CDT this evening for wind and low relative humidity for fire
weather zones 039... 046... 271... 272 and 273...
The National Weather Service in Aberdeen has issued a red flag
warning for wind and low relative humidity... which is in effect
from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM CDT this evening. The Fire
Weather Watch is no longer in effect.
* Affected area... in Minnesota... fire weather zones 039 and 046.
In South Dakota... fire weather zones 271... 272 and 273.
* Winds... northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
* Relative humidity... as low as 20 percent.
* Impacts... the combination of low humidity... dry fuels and gusty
winds will likely create critical fire conditions this afternoon
into early evening.
A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.