"Red Flag Warning" Issued For Area Between 1-6pm Today

Winds up to 40 mph and warm conditions are expected today

October 14, 2020
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What with gusty winds up to 40 mph and warm conditions expected today, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the St. Louis metro area this afternoon from 1-6pm.

With the lack of rain recently, low relative humidity during the afternoon and winds that are expected to get rather gusty, fire danger becomes a concern.

The National Weather Service says Red Flag Warnings mean "critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly".  A combination ofstrong winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels can contribute
to extreme fire behavior.

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