Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS St. Louis, MO

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Saint Louis MO
752 PM CST Sun Dec 10 2017

Randolph IL-Madison IL-Saint Clair IL-Monroe IL-Boone MO-
Moniteau MO-Cole MO-Osage MO-Callaway MO-Montgomery MO-
Gasconade MO-Warren MO-Saint Charles MO-Franklin MO-
Saint Louis MO-Saint Louis City MO-Jefferson MO-Crawford MO-
Washington MO-Saint Francois MO-Sainte Genevieve MO-Iron MO-
Madison MO-Reynolds MO-
Including the cities of Chester, Sparta, Alton, Edwardsville,
Belleville, Cahokia, Columbia, Jefferson City, Fulton,
Saint Charles, Washington, Union, Sullivan, Saint Louis,
and Farmington
752 PM CST Sun Dec 10 2017

...Elevated Fire Danger Monday Afternoon...

The combination of strong and gusty winds, low relative humidity,
and dry surface fuels will lead to elevated fire danger on Monday
afternoon across central, east central and southeast 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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