Statement as of 9:50 AM CST on December 13, 2017
Expires 7:00 PM EST on December 13, 2017
... 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.
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.