Another Red Flag Warning in effect today

No burning if you live in NEA

JONESBORO, Ark. – High winds, dry conditions, low humidity…these are all reasons behind the second red flag warning of the week being issued for NEA.

A red flag warning means conditions are ripe for fires to spread and no one should be burning. The National Weather Service issued the warning, saying any outdoor fires today will likely spread fast. For most counties, the warning comes on top of a burn ban.

Jonesboro E911 Director Jeff Presley urged caution for all who would burn.

Northeast Arkansas is under a dangerous threat of wildfires today, Please do not burn anything. E911 will dispatch on all calls for smoke in the area or controlled leaf fires. NO fire is safe with the winds and dryness we now have. – Jeff Presley, E911 Director

 

Burn bans as of 12/13/2017, courtesy of the Arkansas Forestry Commission

The National Weather Service Warning

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS…LOW HUMIDITY…AND LOW FUEL MOISTURE FOR NORTHEAST ARKANSAS…THE MISSOURI BOOTHEEL…FAR WEST TENNESSEE…AND NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI…

The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect until 6 PM CST this evening.

* WIND…around 20 mph with higher gusts at the 20 foot level.

* HUMIDITY…around 25 percent.

* 10 HOUR FUEL MOISTURE…very dry between 5 and 7 percent.

* IMPACTS…any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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



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