Watches & Alerts

  • Red Flag Warning

    Expiring:
    04/16/2014 07:00pm
    Areas affected:
    Franklin, MO; Gasconade, MO; Jefferson, MO; Lincoln, MO; Montgomery, MO; Pike, MO; Saint Charles, MO; Saint Louis, MO; Warren, MO; Saint Louis City, MO

    MOZ019-027-035-036-049-051-052-059>065-170000-
    /O.NEW.KLSX.FW.W.0006.140416T1600Z-140417T0000Z/
    FRANKLIN MO-GASCONADE MO-JEFFERSON MO-LEWIS MO-LINCOLN MO-
    MARION MO-MONTGOMERY MO-OSAGE MO-PIKE MO-RALLS MO-ST. CHARLES MO-
    ST. LOUIS CITY MO-ST. LOUIS MO-WARREN MO-
    414 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014
    ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM CDT
    THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR PARTS OF MISSOURI...
    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ST LOUIS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
    WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
    FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING.
    * AFFECTED AREA...IN MISSOURI...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 019...027...
    035...036...049...051...052...059...060...061...062...063...
    064 AND 065.
    * 20FT WINDS...SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.
    * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 22 PERCENT.
    * 10HR FUELS...LESS THAN 9 PERCENT.
    * IMPACTS...THESE CONDITIONS ARE CONDUCIVE FOR THE RAPID SPREAD
    AND GROWTH OF UNCONTROLLED WILDFIRES.
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
    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 DRY FUELS CAN
    CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.