Red Flag Warnings in 5 states, March 5, 2018

Red Flag warning wildfire weather

The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for areas in Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. The forecasts for the affected zones predict strong winds gusting to 45 mph, and in some areas up to 65 mph. The relative humidity will drop into the teens.

These conditions will present challenges for firefighters in areas that are experiencing extreme drought, such as Kansas, Texas, and Oklahoma.

Drought monitor
Drought monitor, March 1, 2018. National Drought Mitigation Center.

The Red Flag Warning map was current as of 8:20 a.m. MST 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, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

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