Fire Weather Watch Remains in Effect for Oklahoma City, Extended Eastward


… Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Sunday morning through Sunday evening for the western half of Oklahoma and all of western North Texas…

* Wind… 20 to 35 mph… with stronger gusts.
* Humidity… 10 to 20 percent.
* Temperature… upper 70s to mid 80s.
* Impacts… any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions: Monitor weather forecasts and information.

Fire weather watches have been extended eastward into parts of eastern Oklahoma. Here’s more:

Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Sunday morning through Sunday evening…

For the following counties…

In Oklahoma: Osage… Pawnee… Creek and Okfuskee.

A dryline is expected to move at least as far east as the Highway 75 corridor during the day Sunday. Afternoon high temperatures in the 80s with southwest winds gusting around 30 miles an hour will combine with relative humidity values of 25 to 30 percent west of the dryline Sunday afternoon. Spread index values will be near 60 in the watch area which indicatse the potential for rapid wildfire growth.

Precautionary/preparedness actions: A Fire Weather Watch is issued when the potential for red flag fire weather conditions are expected within the next 12 to 96 hours. Please monitor later forecasts for updates.

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