- Monday August 8th, 2011 :: 09:59 a.m. CDT
RED FLAG FIRE WARNING issued for much of the state including Oklahoma County for August 8, 2011.
(Oklahoma County) The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for much of the state including Oklahoma County the warning runs from noon to 9pm.
"Red Flag Warning" and "Fire Weather Watch" are terms used by fire-weather forecasters, to call attention to weather conditions of particular importance that may result in extreme burning conditions. A Fire Weather Watch may be issued prior to the Red Flag Warning. The criteria for red flag events requires the combination of high to extreme fire danger and a critical fire weather pattern such as: low relative humidity, very dry and unstable air, and very strong/shifting winds.
Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office
201 N Shartel Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102