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Extreme Fire Danger Today
By National Weather Service
PADUCAH - A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 11 am through 7 pm today for all of southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, and most of the Purchase area of western Kentucky.

Sustained winds of in excess of 15 mph with occasional gusts to 30 mph, combined with low relative humidity values near 20 percent this afternoon will create conditions in which dry vegetation and some timber may lead to extreme fire behavior.

Individuals should avoid any open burning today and follow any burn bans in force by local government officials. Agricultural interests should also be cautious during harvest processes today in order to limit field fire danger.

Although not reaching Red Flag Warning criteria, an Elevated Fire Danger is expected over the Pennyrile region and the Land between the Lakes. Persons in these areas should also avoid any open burning this afternoon.



On the Net:

Paducah Weather Service webpage


Published 07:45 AM, Saturday Oct. 17, 2020
Updated 06:32 PM, Wednesday Oct. 21, 2020

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