Low Humidity + High Wind = Fire Danger

Even though a few rain showers are dotting the landscape Saturday afternoon, the atmosphere is still relatively dry.  Humidity values will generally remain below 40% while wind gusts have the potential to approach and even exceed 40mph through the evening. The dry air combined with a consistent wind speed and higher gusts puts us at risk for the spread of wildfire.

 

There have been been a few reports of grass and brush fires across rural Winnebago & Ogle County.  The best plan of action is to stop any outdoor burning on Saturday.  Wait until Sunday, when our sustained wind speed will be below 10mph. -Joe

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Posted under safety, wildfires, wildlife, Wind

This post was written by qni_it on April 6, 2013

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