No burn day: High winds, dry conditions make extreme fire danger

RED-FLAGDue to extreme fire danger today, March 2, 2017, all burn permits for Osage County are suspended. A “no burn” day means no outside burning is allowed in the unincorporated areas of Osage County as declared by Osage County Emergency Management.

OCEM is cautioning that several days of concerning fire weather conditions are expected today through the early portions of the weekend.

Light southwest winds this morning are expected to increase somewhat then become northwesterly in the late morning to early afternoon behind a weak cold front. Sustained speeds of 15-25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph are anticipated this afternoon as humidity falls. There is small potential for humidity to briefly drop below 20 percent in southern areas. Winds will diminish quickly this evening with gusty south winds developing Friday, with humidity expected to again fall into the 20-30 percent range.

This county burn ban is in effect until 8 a.m. March 3, 2017, but is likely to be extended depending on weather conditions.

For more information, contact Bryce Romine, Osage County Emergency Management director at 785-828-3323.

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