Sunday Brings Strong Winds, High Fire Danger


Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 11:04 am
By: News On 6


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TULSA, Oklahoma -- The month of April is getting off to a warm, windy start. 

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for several Green Country counties on Sunday. From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., sustained winds from 25 to 30 mph can be expected in Okmulgee, Washington, Osage, Craig, Nowata, Pawnee, Ottawa, Tulsa, Rogers, Mayes and Delaware counties.

Wind gusts of around 40 mph are possible.

Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles, the weather service warns. Motorists should use caution, especially to cross winds and on bridges and overpasses.

Temperatures Saturday were in the upper 70s to near 80 with strong southerly winds developing. Sunday should be warmer with plenty of sunshine in the afternoon and even stronger winds.

"With strong southerly winds developing today and especially on Sunday, there will be a very high fire danger," said News On 6 Meteorologist Dick Faurot.

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Temperatures will drop to the 50s Monday as a strong cold front moves into the area.

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