Fire Warnings in Texas
The National Weather Service has issued fire warnings in several cities in northern Texas. These cities include Dallas, Fort Worth, and Waco.
Low humidity and high winds are the cause of the recent alert. The alert will most likely be in effect until Wednesday, which is when winds are expected to die down.
The National Weather Service issued the following statement:
“SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL RETURN TO NORTH TEXAS TONIGHT AND INCREASE QUICKLY ON TUESDAY. WIND SPEEDS WILL RANGE FROM 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH FROM LATE MORNING TUESDAY THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL ALSO FALL BELOW 30 PERCENT ON TUESDAY. THE WINDY AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ACROSS ALL OF NORTH TEXAS…
…A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW…OR WILL OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS…LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AND DRY VEGETATION WILL CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL. AVOID ALL OUTSIDE BURNING AND WELDING TODAY. DO NOT TOSS LIT CIGARETTE BUTTS OUTSIDE. REPORT WILD FIRES TO THE NEAREST FIRE DEPARTMENT OR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICE.”