“That fire behavior forecast should scare the hell out of you”

Dangerous wildfire conditions Tuesday in Southern Plains

Fire weather april 17, 2018 dangerous wildfire

Above: Wildland fire danger for Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The wildland fire danger on Tuesday is just that — dangerous. Weather forecasters are saying the strong winds, dry vegetation, and relative humidity that in some areas will drop into the single digits could be life-threatening fire weather. These extreme conditions, called “historic”, will continue into Tuesday night in most areas.

In the video below Deb Beard, the Trainee Incident Commander on the 67,000-acre 34 Complex of Fires in western Oklahoma, warned firefighters at the Tuesday morning briefing that “the fire behavior forecast should scare the hell out of you”.

Fire weather april 17, 2018 dangerous

Red Flag Warnings are in effect in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

Fire weather april 17, 2018 dangerous wildfire red flag warning
Red Flag Warnings April 17, 2018,

Author: Bill Gabbert

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

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