The National Weather Service in SPRINGFIELD has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect until 6 PM CST this evening.
* AFFECTED AREA...All of SWMO
* WIND...Sustained west to northwest winds of 15 to 25 mph with
gusts around 30 mph.
* HUMIDITY...18 to 25 percent.
* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.