...Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM to 7 PM CDT Thursday for wind and low relative humidity for fire weather zones 249...255... 256 and 258...
The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a red flag warning for wind and low relative humidity...which is in effect from 1 PM to 7 PM CDT Thursday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.
* Affected area...in Nebraska...fire weather zone 249. In South Dakota...fire weather zones 255...256 and 258.
* Winds...northwest winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
* Relative humidity...as low as 15 percent.
* Impacts...the potential exists for fast moving and intense grassland fires.
A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now...or in the near future. A combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.