Emergency management issues burn ban for Osage County, Jan. 14, 2021

Update: Burn ban rescinded Jan. 15, 2021


Osage County Emergency Management has issued a burn ban for all of Osage County for today, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, due to forecast very high fire danger. No outside burning is allowed, and all burn permits are suspended. The ban will be in effect until rescinded.

National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the region until 6 p.m. today, with northwest winds expected to be 25 to 35 mph with gusts 40 mph to 50 mph, combined with low relative humidity.

Today’s forecast is mostly sunny, with a high near 49, and windy. Chances of snow flurries are expected after 3 a.m. Friday, with increasing clouds, with a low around 28. Friday is expected to continue to be windy, with a northwest wind 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

For more information about the county burn ban, contact OCEM Director Bryce Romine at 785-828-3323.

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