Red Flag Warning issued for parts of Nebraska
A Red Flag Warning will be in effect from 12 pm to 8pm today, spanning from central Nebraska into the Panhandle.
We’ve heard of a Red Flag Warning, but what does it mean? In short, it means extreme fire danger.
When warm temperatures, very low humidity and strong winds are expected, an increased risk of fire danger is probable. Wind gusts of 40 mph are possible this afternoon.
Fires that develop in these conditions are difficult to control and can spread fast.
When these warnings are issued, outdoor burning is NOT recommended. Do not throw cigarettes or matches out of a moving vehicle. They may ignite dry grass on the side of the road and become a wildfire. Be careful when using equipment or machinery that could spark as well.