Special Weather Statement issued February 29 at 5:33AM CST by NWS La Crosse WI
A very dry airmass is in place and the combination of low
humidities, warming temperatures, gusty south winds, and
relatively dry fuels will result in elevated to near-critical
fire weather conditions this afternoon.
Afternoon relative humidity values are expected to fall to 20 to
30 percent with south winds gusting from 20 to 35 mph. Under
these conditions, once the grasses dry out, fires could start and
Exercise caution with any activities that involve outdoor fires
or create sparks.
Area Winneshiek; Allamakee; Clayton; Wabasha; Dodge; Olmsted; Winona; Mower; Fillmore; Houston; Buffalo; Trempealeau; Jackson; La Crosse; Monroe; Juneau; Adams; Vernon; Crawford; Richland; Grant
Published February 29th, 2024 05:33:00 am MDT
Effective February 29th, 2024 05:33:00 am MDT
Expires February 29th, 2024 07:45:00 am MDT
Special Weather Statement
Special Weather Statement issued February 29 at 4:55AM CST by NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan WI
The combination of lower relative humidities and increasing
southwesterly winds, and relatively dry fuels will result in
elevated fire weather conditions this afternoon, mainly for areas
along and southwest of I-90 corridor.
Afternoon relative humidity values are expected to fall into the
20-30 percent range with south to southwesterly winds gusting up
to 20-25 mph this afternoon. Under these conditions, fires could
start and spread more easily.
Use caution when outdoors or with any activities that may involve
fire, burning, or has the potential to create sparks near drier
vegetation or flammable material.
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