Red Flag Warning in the Plains Tuesday

Low relative humidity and strong winds

Red Flag warnings, Central Plains
Red Flag warnings, Central Plains. Map shows wind gusts at 10:45 a.m. CST Feb. 8, 2022. NWS.

A Red Flag Warning is in effect February 8 for low humidity and strong winds in parts of the Central Plains Tuesday, affecting areas in South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas. The warnings expire around sunset.

The forecast from the National Weather Service calls for increasing winds in the morning, tapering off in the late afternoon:

  • South Dakota: 20 to 25 percent RH with 20 to 45 mph winds gusting at 50 to 65 mph.
  • Nebraska: 15 to 25 percent RH with 20 to 30 mph winds gusting to 45 mph.
  • Kansas: 17 percent RH with 20 to 25 mph winds gusting to 40 mph.

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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.