…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR IN EASTERN NEBRASKA AND WESTERN IOWA…
The National Weather Service in Omaha/Valley has issued a Red Flag Warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM CDT this evening for the following areas: In Iowa, Fire Weather Zone 069 Pottawattamie. In Nebraska, Fire Weather Zone 052 Douglas, Fire Weather Zone 053 Sarpy, Fire Weather Zone 066 Lancaster and Fire Weather Zone 067 Cass.
Northwest winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 to 40 mph combined with relative humidity as low as 20 to 25 percent presents dangerous conditions.
Any fires that develop will likely display extreme fire behavior, spread rapidly and be very difficult to control.
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..