Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
345 AM CST Thu Feb 16 2017

...Very high fire danger this afternoon across portions of NE OK...

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Osage-Washington OK-Nowata-Craig-Ottawa-Pawnee-
345 AM CST Thu Feb 16 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM CST
THIS EVENING FOR VERY DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS FOR AREAS GENERALLY
NORTH OF I-44.

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM this morning to 6 PM CST
this evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN Oklahoma, Osage, Washington, Nowata, Craig,
  Ottawa, and Pawnee counties.

* WIND...Gusty winds at 20 TO 30 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...Around 25 percent.

* TEMPERATURE...Highs in the lower 70S.

* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A red flag warning means that a dangerous combination of weather
conditions and dry vegetation is expected within 24 hours,
favoring rapid growth and spread of any wildfires. The primary
weather factors include stronger winds, lower humidities, and
warmer temperatures.

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