Red Flag Warnings in 9 states, March 6, 2017

wildfire red flag warning map

The National Weather Service has posted Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches for areas in South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas. Most of warnings expire Monday evening.

Many of the areas will have sustained winds of at least 20 to 40 mph with gusts exceeding 50 mph. Tuesday’s forecast includes diminished but still strong winds.

The map was current as of 10:05 a.m. MT on Monday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, Bill Gabbert now writes about it from the Black Hills.

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2 thoughts on “Red Flag Warnings in 9 states, March 6, 2017”

  1. NWS catagorizing it as an extreme Wildfire event. Fire nearly as large of the Anderson Creek fire ongoing. 800 residents of Ashland, KS being evacuated. Also south side of Stockton, KS being evacuated. Evacuations ongoing around Dodge City as well.

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