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Red-flag weather advisory issued, brings chance of fire

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 | 10:20 a.m. CDT; updated 2:30 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, October 27, 2010

COLUMBIA — A red-flag weather advisory is in effect in central Missouri from Wednesday until 5 p.m..

A red-flag weather advisory indicates that conditions which make fires more likely are occurring or will shortly, according to the National Weather Service.

A combination of low relative humidity, strong winds and warm temperatures increase the potential of fires.

"With the winds the way they are and the dry leaves, how they are falling, there is an elevated risk today and throughout the weekend," said Division Chief Gale Blomenkamp of the Boone County Fire Protection District. 

 

 


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