Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Lake Charles, LA

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FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
351 AM CST MON FEB 8 2016

AN ENHANCED FIRE DANGER WILL DEVELOP TODAY ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS
AND SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA AS A FAST MOVING DRY COLD FRONT PUSHES
THROUGH THE REGION THIS MORNING.

THIS DRY COLD FRONT WILL SWING WINDS AROUND TO THE NORTHWEST WITH
DEW POINTS FALLING THROUGH THE LATE MORNING HOURS. SUSTAIN WINDS
WILL AVERAGE 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 TO 35 MPH... RELATIVE
HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 24 TO 30 PERCENT DEPENDING ON
LOCATION. THE COMBINATION OF THE TWO WEATHER FACTORS WILL PRODUCE
A ENHANCED FIRE DANGER FROM THE LATE MORNING HOURS THROUGH
SUNSET. AFTER SUNSET LOOKING FOR THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY TO CLIMB AS
THE TEMPERATURES BEGIN TO FALL.

EXTREME CAUTION IS URGED FOR ALL OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES WHERE THERE IS
A POTENTIAL FOR GRASS FIRES TO IGNITE. AVOID OUTDOOR BURNING AND
WELDING AND DO NOT TOSS CIGARETTES OUTSIDE. REPORT ANY SIGNS OF
WILDFIRES TO LAW ENFORCEMENT IMMEDIATELY.

$$

K. KUYPER



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