Liberal, KS

Now: 16 °F

Currently: Cloudy

Hi: 28 °F | Lo: 16 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 45 °F 

Lo: 19 °F

Thursday

Hi: 53 °F 

Lo: 28 °F

Friday

Hi: 57 °F 

Lo: 31 °F

Saturday

Hi: 40 °F 

Lo: 17 °F

Sunday

Hi: 48 °F 

Lo: 24 °F

Fire Danger High In The Area

Joe Denoyer - February 23, 2017 8:11 am

Firefighters in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas are bracing for a busy day as unseasonably warm temperatures, gusty winds and low humidity are expected to create dangerous wildfire conditions.

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says “extremely critical” fire conditions are expected Thursday in eastern New Mexico, western Texas and the Oklahoma Panhandle. The risk area covers 117,000 square miles. and includes the cities of Roswell, New Mexico, and Lubbock and Amarillo in Texas.

Forecasters say some areas could see temperatures in the 70s and 80s and wind gusts up to 65 mph.

Critical fire conditions are also expected throughout Oklahoma, western Kansas and southeastern Colorado, and forecasters have issued red flag warnings discouraging any outdoor burning.

 

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