NWS Warns Of Dangerous Fire Conditions In Iowa Today

Northwest Iowa — The National Weather Service is warning there’s an elevated fire risk in much of Iowa due to warm temperatures, strong southwest winds and dry ground conditions.

Alexis Jimenez, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service, says low relative humidity levels are a factor, too.

The National Weather Service has released a grassland fire danger index map for today (Tuesday) that shows there’s an elevated risk of field fires in the entire state, with a few areas of “extreme” fire risk in northwest Iowa and much of the rest of the state in the “very high” category.

Conditions across the state are teetering on the criteria for a “red flag warning” from the National Weather Service, according to Jimenez.



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