(Des Moines) Critical Fire weather conditions are expected Tuesday afternoon in parts of southwest, west central and northwest Iowa.
The National Weather Service has issued a "Fire Weather Watch," for the area counties of Cass, Guthrie, Audubon, Carroll and Crawford as well as counties to the northwest.
Forecasters say extreme fire conditions will exist between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tuesday. Southwest winds of 20-30 miles per hour with gusts up to 40-miles per hour are forecast. Couple that with a low relative humidity which could lead to highly combustible field crops that could spark rapid fire growth Tuesday afternoon.
A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen later for forecasts and possible red flag warnings.
September 10, 2012