Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Shreveport, LA

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FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
1001 PM CST TUE DEC 12 2017

...A VERY DRY AIR MASS AND STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL RESULT IN
AN ENHANCED RISK FOR WILDFIRES WEDNESDAY ACROSS THE FOUR STATE
REGION...

A TIGHTENING PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL SET UP ACROSS THE REGION
WEDNESDAY, AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT THAT WILL DROP SOUTHEAST INTO
NORTH TEXAS, SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA, AND WESTERN ARKANSAS BY LATE
AFTERNOON. THIS WILL RESULT IN SOUTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO 10
TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 TO 25 MPH FROM LATE MORNING THROUGH THE
AFTERNOON, ATOP VERY DRY SOILS IN PLACE. THESE SOUTHWEST WINDS
WILL CONTRIBUTE TO ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AREAWIDE, WITH
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FALLING TO 20 TO 25 PERCENT. THESE
CONDITIONS WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE POTENTIAL FOR THE RAPID SPREAD
OF WILDFIRES THAT MAY DEVELOP. THE WINDS WILL DIMINISH TO AROUND 5
MPH OR LESS AFTER SUNSET, AS RELATIVE HUMIDITIES BEGIN TO RECOVER.

EXTREME CARE IS URGED DURING ALL OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES WHERE THERE
IS A POTENTIAL FOR GRASS FIRES AND FOR FIRES TO START AND SPREAD
RAPIDLY. AVOID OUTDOOR BURNING OF TRASH AND DO NOT TOSS LIT
CIGARETTE BUTTS OUTSIDE, ESPECIALLY FROM A MOVING VEHICLE WHERE
WINDS CAN QUICKLY FAN A FLAME. BURN BANS ARE ALREADY IN EFFECT FOR
A NUMBER OF COUNTIES AND PARISHES ACROSS THE REGION PROHIBITING
OUTDOOR BURNING. REPORT ALL WILDFIRES TO THE NEAREST FIRE DEPARTMENT
OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY QUICKLY.

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