Extreme Fire Danger Sunday Despite Some Rain In State

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 8:57 am
By: News On 6


OKLAHOMA CITY -- Despite some beneficial rainfall, many areas of Oklahoma are still at risk for wildfires.

The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Fire warning for Green Country counties including Tulsa, Creek, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Pawnee, Payne, Rogers, and Washington counties. Fire danger is also high in western Oklahoma along a line from Alva to Lawton.

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On Sunday, a dry line will push into the state bringing extremely strong winds, very low relative humidity and high temperatures. The accompanying cold front could cause an erratic wind shift Sunday afternoon with strong gusting winds.

"Sunday's weather calls for a high probability for a large scale fire outbreak," said George Geissler, Oklahoma State Forester.