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Red Flag Warning/Wind Advisory in Effect Today

October 14, 2020 7:44am

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Storm Lake area today (Wed) from 1 to 7pm.   

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly.  A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior. 

Highs in the low 70's are expected today, with wind gusts of 40 miles-per-hour, or possibly higher.  

A Wind Advisory is also in effect from 1 to 7pm.  Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.  Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. 

Use extreme caution if working outdoors or in harvest activities.  Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high-profile vehicle.  Secure outdoor objects.