Windy and dry weather lead to fire risk

Windy and dry weather lead to fire risk

It will be another Red Flag Warning day with dry skies and highs in the 60's and 70's.

The Grand Island Fire Department went ahead with its controlled burn training event for Sunday morning, March 5, along Highway 281, south of Highway 34, because the humidity levels were much higher, Hotz said.

The South winds will be 20-35 miles per hour. Strong southwest winds are also expected. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring.with sustained wind speeds greater than 40 miles per hour or gusts greater than 58 miles per hour. He noted that grass fires on prairie land can quickly spread when there are high winds like the ones predicted for Monday and Tuesday.

Numerous areas will have sustained winds of at least 20 to 40 miles per hour with gusts exceeding 50 miles per hour.




Relative Humidity...as low as 10 to 15 percent.

Another warm up starts Wednesday as the high reaches the low 60s, and further increases to the low 70s Thursday.

Thu: High: 72 Low: 40 Mostly sunny. "With the otherwise nice weather this weekend, we just want people who may be working in their yards or enjoying the outdoors to be aware of the elevated potential for fire danger". A fire weather watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sneak peek at Hugh Grant in Love Actually sequel
Mar 07, 2017 - 00:50
Alan played Harry, her husband , in the film. "We still text each other and see each other". Emma Thompson, who played Karen in the original, won't be returning.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Began in 2D
Mar 07, 2017 - 00:49
Horses are generally disobedient early on, but as you build your bond with them they'll be more likely to behave themselves. You can eat many ingredients raw if you're hurting, but you'll get a lot more nutrition (read: hearts) from cooked food.

Chance the Rapper meets with IL governor about Chicago school system
Mar 07, 2017 - 00:49
Chance said he and Rauner talked about $215 million missing from CPS's budget after the governor in December vetoed the funding. According to the rapper, himself, the meeting did not go as well as expected. "We may not agree on everything, that's OK".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sir Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman shed tear at Logan screening
Mar 07, 2017 - 00:46
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: In the near future, a tired Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. Logan maintained a brutal honesty in how characters felt about each other, talked about each other and even died.

'No one can stop me' standing in French election: Fillon
Mar 06, 2017 - 01:00
But, to the dismay of many of his aides, he angrily accused the judicial system of bias and vowed to fight on. Fillon told the crowd, who were drenched by rain at one point, that he had been "attacked by everyone".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top NYPD investigate possible vandalism at predominantly Jewish cemetery in Brooklyn
Mar 06, 2017 - 01:00
Police investigated the reports of possible vandalism at Washington Cemetery, a Jewish burial ground on Bay Parkway in Midwood. An NYPD hate-crime task force is investigating whether the incident was intentional.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Deutsche Bank says to raise EUR8 bn with new share issue
Mar 06, 2017 - 00:59
In another about-face, the lender scrapped plans to sell its Postbank unit, saying it was unable to do so at an acceptable price. These will be incurred between 2017 and 2021, although about 70 per cent will hit the bank's books in the next two years.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Myles Garrett, Carl Lawson have impressive showings at NFL Combine
Mar 06, 2017 - 00:55
At least to the degree (as with anything else at the combine) it can be valued as it relates to playing football. One NFL scout was overheard by NFL.com's Gil Brandt after Garrett's 40-time saying, 'we can all go home now '.

Following Ambassador, Peugeot set to acquire Opel, Vauxhall
Mar 06, 2017 - 00:53
GM reported a loss of $257m (£209m) from its European operations last year - its 16th straight year of losses. Around 4,500 employees work in Vauxhall UK production sites of Ellesmere Port in Cheshire and Luton.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top David Haye, Tony Bellew Tensions flare ahead of British boxing showdown
Mar 06, 2017 - 00:53
Going into this fight I 100 per cent know that he does not want it as much as me and he is not going to be as courageous as me. Bellew praised Haye's fighting spirit following the bout, and claimed that he was anxious about his opponent's safety.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Injured Afridi out of PSL final against Gladiators
Mar 05, 2017 - 01:19
It is not any one of the top cities of Pakistan - the capital Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi - who will be contesting the final. And so the PCB views the PSL final as an opportunity to regain the confidence of foreign teams and bring back global cricket.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hundreds gather at Denver rally to support President Trump
Mar 05, 2017 - 01:18
But there was nowhere near the 6,000 people Skoda said he expected on his permit for the rally - maybe, possibly, a sixth of that. The Star Tribune reports there were minor scuffles during the rally, which were quickly diffused by other protesters and police.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top France election: Fillon loses support of allied party in fresh blow
Mar 05, 2017 - 01:17
A survey by Odoxa Friday showed Macron leading Le Pen for the first time in polling for the initial round of voting on April 23. Having originally said he would step down if he was ever placed under formal investigation, Mr Fillon has changed his mind.

McDonald's to expand mobile, delivery options
Mar 05, 2017 - 01:16
But on Wednesday, McDonald's admitted that it has lost 500 million potential transactions since 2012 to its fast-food competitors. McDonald's , which revolutionized the drive-thru in the seventies, announced a new initiative on Wednesday that could kill it.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top John Ross Smashes NFL Combine 40-Yard Dash Record
Mar 05, 2017 - 01:14
Washington wide receiver John Ross entered the NFL Combine with a unique speed many were excited to see how he would run. Ross' reaction to missing out on the opportunity: "Well I can't swim that well", according to NBC Sports' Josh Norris .