0420L-TUESDAY OUTLOOK FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT-4/9/19
WINDY, FIRE DANGER, and COLDER?
1- Extremely windy conditions will occur due to a strong developing low pressure area to our west which will drag a cold front into the area on Thursday. Remember when I said keep your coats handy? High temps will fall but the winds will make it seem colder than it really will be. Overnight lows will be cold compared to the last 3-4 days. We may have another freeze late this week.
2- FIRE DANGER- Yes, we have had rain but all that does is prevent us from getting out into fields that may be on fire. Foliage is very dry still so that’s where the true danger is. ANY CONTROLLED BURNING from today through the weekend is NOT ADVISED. If you see smoke or fire, call 911.
3- To those that were burning yesterday, make sure your fires are completely out as one spark is all it will take to get things going in strong winds.
4- Other than the above, everything else should be ok. BTW, there is a slight chance that snow could fall in far northwest Oklahoma as it looks right now. We’ll see how the storm tracks come together.
5- Here is your forecast from the NWS/NORMAN;
Tuesday-Sunny with a high near 84. Light and variable wind becoming south 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Tuesday Night-Mostly clear with a low around 63. South wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
HAVE A GOOD DAY!!