Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Fire Season!

Pictures of burned landscapes came in from Licking, from Columbia, and from the southern Ozarks yesterday after scattered wildfires had broken out the day following the 60 mph wind gusts. Dry fuels, low humidity, and high winds compelled NOAA to issue hazardous fire weather notifications for some counties yesterday. Today begins a wet period of rain, snow, and the subsequent matting down of all those fluffy oak leaves that can carry fire so well in early fall. To keep up with the Western Ozarks' prescribed fire events, click here for the Springfield NOAA Spot Weather Forecast.

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