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Extreme fire danger today

Extreme fire danger today

Extreme fire danger is expected today due to dry and windy conditions. Any fires that develop can spread quickly. A Red Flag Warning is in place for our entire area through the evening. 

Low relative humidity and high winds are to blame. Use caution today and avoid activities that lead to sparks. 

Winds will cause problems today. A Wind Advisory is in effect through the evening for much of the area as we are expecting wind gusts upwards of forty miles per hour. Not only is this adding to the high fire danger, but it will also lead to areas of blowing dust. Limited visibility is expected this afternoon. Use caution while driving as high profile vehicles do then to sway under these conditions.

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