Weather Service Warning: Elevated Fire Danger Throughout West U Area Today

September 14, 2011

The National Weather Service has issued yet another warning for an elevated fire danger today.

Forecasters said another record breaking hot day is expected across the West U area with temperatures above 100 degrees. Relatively brisk winds of 10-20 mph from the south-southwest are also expected.

Exceptionally dry ground fuels coupled with high humidity levels that should bottom out in the 15-25 percent range will combine to produce critical fire weather conditions again today, especially along and north of Interstate 10.

“Residents are urged to exercise care with respect to all outdoor activities that could inadvertently cause wildfires,” the weather service said.

Residents should also avoid parking vehicles in the grass and weeds, not use welding or grinding equipment near grass and dry brush and keep any grilling activities on a non-flammable pad and away from grass or shrubs that could be ignited.

The West U area may see record-breaking temperatures today, with an afternoon high of 100 degrees under mostly sunny skies.

There is no rain in the short-term forecast.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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