KWCH - Weather - Severe Alerts

Red Flag Warning

Areas Affected: Alfalfa; Atoka; Blaine; Bryan; Caddo; Canadian; Carter; Cleveland; Coal; Comanche; Cotton; Garfield; Garvin; Grady; Grant; Hughes; Jefferson; Johnston; Kay; Kingfisher; Lincoln; Logan; Love; Marshall; McClain; Murray; Noble; Oklahoma; Payne; Pontotoc; Pottawatomie; Seminole; Stephens

NWS Norman-Oklahoma City (Central Oklahoma)

...Extreme fire weather conditions expected today... ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR WINDY CONDITIONS... WARM TEMPERATURES AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR CENTRAL PORTIONS OF OKLAHOMA AND PARTS OF WESTERN NORTH TEXAS... The National Weather Service in Norman has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 10 AM this morning to 9 PM CST this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* TIMING...Late Thursday morning through Thursday evening.

* WIND...South to southwest 10 to 20 mph, with gusts to 35 mph.

* HUMIDITY...15 to 30 percent.

* TEMPERATURE...Mid 80s.

* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.


Red Flag Warning

Areas Affected: Beaver; Cimarron; Texas

NWS Amarillo (the Texas Panhandle)

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR ALL OF THE TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA PANHANDLES...

* Affected Area...In Oklahoma...Cimarron...Texas and Beaver. In Texas...Dallam...Sherman...Hansford...Ochiltree...Lipscomb... Hartley...Moore...Hutchinson...Roberts...Hemphill...Oldham... Potter...Carson...Gray...Wheeler...Deaf Smith...Randall... Armstrong...Donley and Collingsworth.

* 20 Foot Winds...west 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.

* Relative Humidity...dropping down to as low as 9 percent this afternoon.

* Timing...Critical to Extremely Critical fire weather conditions are expected start around 10 AM to 12 PM CST Thursday and are expected to end around 8 PM to 9 PM CST Thursday evening.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now...or will shortly. A combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures will create favorable weather for rapid fire growth and spread. Avoid activities that promote open flames and sparks.


Red Flag Warning

Areas Affected: Beckham; Custer; Dewey; Ellis; Greer; Harmon; Harper; Jackson; Kiowa; Major; Roger Mills; Tillman; Washita; Woods; Woodward

NWS Norman-Oklahoma City (Central Oklahoma)

...Extreme fire weather conditions expected today... ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR WINDY CONDITIONS... WARM TEMPERATURES AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR WESTERN OKLAHOMA AND FAR WESTERN NORTH TEXAS...

* TIMING...Late Thursday morning through Thursday evening.

* WIND...West to southwest, 20 to 25 mph, with gusts to 45 mph.

* HUMIDITY...10 to 20 percent.

* TEMPERATURE...Mid 80s to 90.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is strongly discouraged.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.


Red Flag Warning

Areas Affected: Cheyenne

NWS Goodland (Northwestern Kansas and East Central Colorado)

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM MST /NOON CST/ THIS MORNING TO 6 PM MST /7 PM CST/ THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 027...028...029...041... 042 AND 254...

* Affected Area...In Colorado...Fire Weather Zone 254 Cheyenne. In Kansas...Fire Weather Zone 027 Wallace...Fire Weather Zone 028 Logan...Fire Weather Zone 029 Gove...Fire Weather Zone 041 Greeley and Fire Weather Zone 042 Wichita.

* Winds...Southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 10 percent.

* Impacts...Any fires that start will have extreme fire behavior and spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not advised.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now...or are imminent. A combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.


Red Flag Warning

Areas Affected: Clark; Comanche; Edwards; Finney; Ford; Grant; Gray; Hamilton; Haskell; Hodgeman; Kearny; Kiowa; Lane; Meade; Morton; Scott; Seward; Stanton; Stevens

NWS Dodge City (Southwestern Kansas)

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CST /NOON MST/ THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM CST /7 PM MST/ THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 061...062...063... 064...074...075...076...077...078...079...080...084...085...086... 087...088 AND 089...

* Affected Area...in Kansas...Fire Weather Zone 043 Scott...Fire Weather Zone 044 Lane...Fire Weather Zone 061 Hamilton...Fire Weather Zone 062 Kearny...Fire Weather Zone 063 Finney...Fire Weather Zone 064 Hodgeman...Fire Weather Zone 074 Stanton... Fire Weather Zone 075 Grant...Fire Weather Zone 076 Haskell... Fire Weather Zone 077 Gray...Fire Weather Zone 078 Ford...Fire Weather Zone 079 Edwards...Fire Weather Zone 080 Kiowa...Fire Weather Zone 084 Morton...Fire Weather Zone 085 Stevens...Fire Weather Zone 086 Seward...Fire Weather Zone 087 Meade...Fire Weather Zone 088 Clark and Fire Weather Zone 089 Comanche.

* Winds...southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Relative Humidity...as low as 9 percent.

* Impacts...Any fires that start will have extreme fire behavior and spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not advised.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now....or will shortly. A combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.


Red Flag Warning

Areas Affected: Gove; Greeley; Logan; Wallace; Wichita

NWS Goodland (Northwestern Kansas and East Central Colorado)

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM MST /NOON CST/ THIS MORNING TO 6 PM MST /7 PM CST/ THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 027...028...029...041... 042 AND 254...

* Affected Area...In Colorado...Fire Weather Zone 254 Cheyenne. In Kansas...Fire Weather Zone 027 Wallace...Fire Weather Zone 028 Logan...Fire Weather Zone 029 Gove...Fire Weather Zone 041 Greeley and Fire Weather Zone 042 Wichita.

* Winds...Southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 10 percent.

* Impacts...Any fires that start will have extreme fire behavior and spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not advised.

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now...or are imminent. A combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.