High Wildfire Danger Today

Monday, February 23rd 2009, 10:33 am
By: News 9

From News9 meteorologist Stephanie Malone...

Much of western Oklahoma is under a Red Flag warning today from 11am until 7pm.  This means that conditions will be favorable for wildfires.  Many of the counties in western Oklahoma are currently under a burn ban, but even if your county is not, today would be a good day not to throw your cigarettes out the car window or burn trash.

With temperatures getting up into the lower 60s, southeast winds reaching 25 miles per hour and higher gusts and dry vegetation, wildfires will spread rather quickly today if ignited.

Temperatures will continue to rise through Thursday with highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s, so wildfires will be a big concern throughout much of the work week.

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