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March 18, 2014

Red flag warning issued for western Oklahoma

ENID, Okla. — The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for western Oklahoma and parts of North Texas.

A warning from the service states there are “very high to extreme fire weather concerns again from late this morning into early evening.”

Low humidity, breezy and windy conditions, and warm temperatures will result in a risk of wildfires across parts of the state and western North Texas.

Oklahoma counties included in the warning Garfield, Kay, Noble, Blaine, Kingfisher, Logan, Payne, Beckham, Washita, Caddo, Canadian, Oklahoma, Lincoln, Grady, McCalin, Cleveland, Pottawatomie, Harmon, Greer, Kiowa, Jackson, Tillman, Comanche, Stephens, Cotton and Jefferson.

The red flag warning is in effect from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

According to the NWS, humidity will be 8 to 20 percent, with today’s temperatures from 65 to 75 degrees. Wind will be out of the southwest to northwest at 25 to 35 mph, with some gusts over 40 mph.

The service is advising against outdoor burning today.

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