Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS St. Louis, MO

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Saint Louis MO
419 AM CST Mon Dec 11 2017

Bond IL-Clinton IL-Washington IL-Calhoun IL-Jersey IL-Madison IL-
Monroe MO-Ralls MO-Pike MO-Audrain MO-Lincoln MO-
Including the cities of Alton, Edwardsville, Bowling Green,
and Mexico
419 AM CST Mon Dec 11 2017

...Elevated Fire Danger This Afternoon...

The combination of strong and gusty winds, low relative humidity,
and dry surface fuels will lead to elevated fire danger this afternoon
across central and east central Missouri as well as parts of
southwest Illinois.

Southwest winds will increase by late morning to 15 to 25 mph with
gusts of 30 to 35 mph. The wind will remain strong and gusty
through the afternoon as it shifts to the west and northwest as a
cold front moves across the area. Well above average temperatures
will contribute to low relative humidity with values less than 30
percent in the afternoon.

These weather conditions combined with very dry grasses, dry leaf
litter, and dry underbrush could result in the rapid spread of
fires. Therefore, outdoor burning is highly discouraged tomorrow.
Care should be taken with open flames and the disposal of
cigarette butts.



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