Interactive NWS Alert
Radar valid at 800 pm CDT, Oct 17th 2020
229 PM CDT Fri Oct 16 2020
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM CDT SATURDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR AREAS EAST OF THE ILLINOIS RIVER...
The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from 10 AM to 8 PM CDT Saturday. The
Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.
* AFFECTED AREA...Central Illinois east of the Illinois River to
the Indiana border.
* WIND...South winds will gust from 45 to 50 mph during the
afternoon north of a Taylorville to Danville line, and from 35
to 45 mph south of there.
* HUMIDITY...Around 20 to 25 percent during the afternoon.
* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. The
threat is greatest in rural areas where harvest activities are
occurring. 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.
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