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326 AM CST Mon Dec 11 2017
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM CST
THIS EVENING FOR BREEZY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...AND LOW
FUEL MOISTURE levels FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 003, 004, 005, 006,
007, 012, 013, 014, 015, 016, 021, 022, 023, 024, 025, 030, 031,
032, 033, 034, 037, 038, 039, 040, 041, 042, 043, 044, 045, 046,
047, 052, 053, 054, 055, 056, 057, 062, 063, 064, 065, 066, 067,
068, AND 069...
The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from 10 AM this morning to 6 PM CST
* AFFECTED AREA: Fire weather zones 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 012,
013, 014, 015, 016, 021, 022, 023, 024, 025, 030, 031, 032,
033, 034, 037, 038, 039, 040, 041, 042, 043, 044, 045, 046, 047,
052, 053, 054, 055, 056, 057, 062, 063, 064, 065, 066, 067,
068, and 069.
* WIND: Expect 20 foot winds to increase to over 15 mph by early
this afternoon...with some gusts over 20 mph possible.
* HUMIDITY: Expect humidity levels to drop below 25 by this
afternoon...with some areas in the higher terrain of the Ozark
and Ouachita Mountains seeing humidity levels possibly drop
below 15 percent.
* 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.
$$Special Weather Statement
Including the cities of Harrison, Omaha, Lead Hill, Bull Shoals,
Flippin, Yellville, Summit, Mountain Home, Norfork, Gassville,
Mammoth Spring, Viola, Salem, Cave City, Ash Flat, Hardy, Jasper,
Western Grove, Deer, Marshall, Leslie, Gilbert, Mountain View,
Fox, Timbo, Allison, Horseshoe Bend, Melbourne, Calico Rock,
Oxford, Batesville, Oil Trough, Pleasant Plains, Clarksville,
Ozone, Coal Hill, Russellville, Hector, Pelsor, Dover,
Fairfield Bay, Clinton, Bee Branch, Damascus, Heber Springs,
Greers Ferry, Drasco, Newport, Tuckerman, Swifton, Booneville,
Paris, Mount Magazine, Morrilton, Center Ridge, Hattieville,
Conway, Greenbrier, Vilonia, Mayflower, Searcy, Beebe, El Paso,
Rose Bud, Georgetown, Augusta, McCrory, Cotton Plant, Waldron,
Y City, Parks, Cauthron, Black Fork, Dardanelle, Danville, Ola,
Gravelly, Perryville, Fourche Junction, Houston, Cove, Mena,
Big Fork, Vandervoort, Wickes, Mount Ida, Norman, Pine Ridge,
Washita, Hot Springs, Hot Springs Village, Jessieville, Pearcy,
Royal, Benton, Bryant, Bauxite, Avilla, Haskell, Paron,
Little Rock, North Little Rock, Sherwood, Maumelle, Jacksonville,
Wrightsville, Cabot, Lonoke, England, Humnoke, Des Arc,
Devalls Bluff, Hazen, Ulm, Brinkley, Clarendon, Holly Grove,
Pine city, Roe, Antoine, Delight, Glenwood, Murfreesboro,
Arkadelphia, Gurdon, Amity, Okolona, Malvern, Bismarck,
Donaldson, Bonnerdale, Rockport, Glen Rose, Sheridan,
Prattsville, Poyen, Leola, Pine Bluff, Humphrey, Redfield,
Altheimer, Stuttgart, De Witt, Gillett, Saint Charles, Fordyce,
Princeton, Manning, Sparkman, Kingsland, Rison, Mount Elba, Rye,
Star City, Gould, Grady, Garrett Bridge, Dumas, Mcgehee, Rohwer,
Arkansas City, Camden, Bearden, Chidester, Stephens, Hampton,
Thornton, Tinsman, Harrell, Warren, Hermitage, Moro Bay, Banks,
Vick, Monticello, Lacey, Collins, Montongo, and Wilmar
249 PM CST Sun Dec 10 2017
Near Red Flag Conditions Possible Monday Afternoon...
Winds will increase for Monday, with 20 ft winds 10-15 mph likely
during the afternoon hours. These winds will combine with
temperatures in the 60s to low 70s and resulting humidity levels
dropping below 30 percent for most areas. While red flag
conditions may not be met, or will be isolated given current
forecast data, the wildfire danger will be higher than seen in
previous days. This will allow fuel moisture levels to continue to
drop, especially given the significant deficit in rainfall over
the past several weeks.
The wildfire danger remains at moderate to high for all of
Arkansas, with several counties under burn bans. The wildfire
danger may only get worse over time with no rainfall expected
through the end of the week.
Given this scenario, people are advised to use precautions with
outdoor burning, and follow local county burn bans already in
place. If wildfires are observed, report them to the local fire
departments or the Arkansas Forestry Commission at