Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Little Rock, AR

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FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
400 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...HIGH FIRE DANGER ACROSS A LARGE PORTION OF ARKANSAS TODAY...

STRONG AND GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS THE
STATE TODAY IN THE WAKE OF AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT THAT HAS ALREADY
MOVED THROUGH. NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH
GUSTS OF 40 MPH OR HIGHER NOT OUT OF THE QUESTION. AS SUCH A WIND
ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THIS MORNING UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING.

DUE TO THE LACK OF RAIN RECENTLY...THE FINE FUELS THAT CARRY SURFACE
FIRES HAVE DRIED OUT CONSIDERABLY. IN ADDITION TO THESE DRY FUELS...
THE FORECASTED WINDS TODAY WILL CREATE A HIGH FIRE DANGER OVER A
LARGE PART OF THE STATE. THE ARKANSAS FORESTRY COMMISSION REPORTS
THAT THE ENTIRE STATE IS IN A MODERATE WILDFIRE DANGER WITH SEVERAL
COUNTIES UNDER BURN BANS.

AFTERNOON HUMIDITY LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO DROP INTO THE 30S OVER A
LARGE PORTION OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARKANSAS AND INTO THE 40S
ELSEWHERE HELPING TO ADD TO THE WILDFIRE THREAT. WHILE WE WILL SEE
THE STRONG WINDS AND DRY FUELS NEEDED FOR RED FLAG CONDITIONS...THE
HUMIDITY LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE CRITERIA.

IF TEMPERATURES ARE A LITTLE WARMER THAN EXPECTED TODAY...HUMIDITY
LEVELS COULD REACH CRITERIA AND A RED FLAG WARNING WOULD LIKELY BE
NEEDED. THE SITUATION WILL CONTINUE TO BE CLOSELY MONITORED THROUGH
THE DAY.

OUTDOOR BURNING IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED...AND IS NOT RECOMMENDED IN
SOME AREAS. THESE CONDITIONS COULD LEAD TO EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH...
ESPECIALLY IN AREAS THAT HAVE NOT SEEN ANY RAIN OF LATE.

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