Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
409 AM CST TUE FEB 9 2016

...ENHANCED FIRE DANGER TODAY ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS AND
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA...

VERY DRY AIR HAS BECOME ESTABLISHED OVER THE REGION. WINDS WILL
PICKUP AFTER SUNRISE AND THE COMBINATION OF WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY WILL INCREASE THE RISK FOR RAPID FIRE DEVELOPMENT.

SUSTAIN WINDS WILL AVERAGE FROM 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH.
THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL RANGE FROM 24 TO 30 PERCENT DEPENDING
ON LOCATION. THE COMBINATION OF THE TWO WEATHER FACTORS WILL
PRODUCE A THREAT THAT ANY FIRES STARTED TODAY COULD GET OUT OF
CONTROL.

AFTER SUNSET LOOKING FOR THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY TO CLIMB AS THE
TEMPERATURES BEGIN TO FALL AND IN COMBINATION OF FALLING WINDS
THE THREAT WILL DIMINISH THE FIRE THREAT.

EXTREME CAUTION IS URGED FOR ALL OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES WHERE THERE IS
A POTENTIAL FOR GRASS FIRES TO IGNITE. AVOID OUTDOOR BURNING AND
WELDING AND DO NOT TOSS CIGARETTES OUTSIDE. REPORT ANY SIGNS OF
WILDFIRES TO LAW ENFORCEMENT IMMEDIATELY.

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