Red Flag Warning Goes in Effect in Sheridan, Johnson Counties

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With not much time to recover from Saturday's high winds and unseasonably warm weather that resulted in numerous wildfires burning in Sheridan County, as well as Montana and Northeast Wyoming, there is already another warning to be in place.

According to the National Weather Service, a Red Flag Warning for fire weather will be in place for Sheridan County starting today at noon and running until Wednesday at around 9 p.m. and on Tuesday from noon until 9 p.m. in Johnson County.

Joe Lester is a meteorologist with the NWS Office Based in Billings, Montana. He said warm weather and high winds play a role in these types of alerts, but precipitation levels and the level of dryness of the land can make for a really dangerous situation.

During a Red Flag Warning, he said, there are certain things you should and should not do.

He said so far this month has been much warmer than previous years, so there may be more days like this ahead if conditions don’t change.

However, he said, there is good news, as temperatures in the area are predicted to drop, which should contribute to better conditions.

Most of all, Lester said, he encourages people to use common sense when starting a fire outside or using potentially flammable objects and appliances.

Here is a link to the warning for Sheridan County:
http://www.wunderground.com/US/W...

Here is the link to warning for Johnson County:
http://www.wunderground.com/US/W...

SheridanWyoming.com

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