The Red Flag Warning expired at 7:00 p.m.

🔥 EXTREME FIRE DANGER

⚠️ RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT

🚫 NO OPEN BURNING

🚨 If you have had any fires in the past couple days, double check that they are completely extinguished. Today's strong winds could reignite it.

🔥 EXTREME FIRE DANGER

The Grassland Fire Danger Index will reach the extreme category this afternoon. Extreme weather conditions or a very low moisture content of grasses and other dry organic material on the ground indicate that critical burning conditions exist. A fire will start easily and has the potential to become large and spread quickly becoming erratic with extreme behavioral characteristics. No outdoor burning should take place.

⚠️ RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT

The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from noon today to 7 PM CDT this evening.

* WIND...Westerly winds sustained 15 to 25 mph this afternoon. Winds may gusts between 25 and 35 mph at times, perhaps locally higher in portions of southwest Minnesota.

* HUMIDITY...Minimum relative humidity values between 21 and 28 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.
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 warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

 

For more information: fire.dcem.us

Michael Ehret
  DICKINSON COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR
Dickinson County Courthouse
1802 Hill Ave, Ste B103
  Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-3987
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