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Posted on: March 2, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Red Flag Warning

The National Weather Service in SPRINGFIELD has issued a Red Flag

Warning, which is in effect until 6 PM CST this evening.


* 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.

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