Shannon Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Special Statement
Issued: 8:24 PM CST Dec. 10, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Elevated fire danger Monday...

Gusty winds of 20 to 30 mph with higher gusts to around 35 mph
combined with a very dry air mass will result in an elevated fire
danger risk Monday.

Relative humidity levels will fall into the 20 to 35 percent
range. Winds will shift from the southwest to west and northwest
during the day Monday as a dry cold front pushes across the
region. Red flag conditions may be approached Monday.

These weather conditions along with very dry grasses and
underbrush from an ongoing drought could result in the easy
ignition and rapid spread of fires.


Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:35 AM CST Dec. 11, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from 10 am this morning to 6 PM CST
this evening for gusty winds... low relative humidity and low fuel
moisture for south central and southeast Missouri including the
Mark Twain National Forest...

The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a red flag
warning, which is in effect from 10 am this morning to 6 PM CST
this evening.

* Affected area... fire weather zone 098 Shannon... fire weather
zone 100 Wayne MO... fire weather zone 106 Oregon... fire weather
zone 107 Carter... fire weather zone 108 Ripley and fire weather
zone 109 Butler.

* Wind... southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph becoming
west late in the day.

* Humidity... lowest values will range from 15 to 25 percent this

* Impacts... these conditions will be conducive for the rapid
spread and growth of uncontrolled wildfires.

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
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

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