Red flag warning in effect for South Plains - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/30/10

Red flag warning in effect for South Plains

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Weather officials warn there an extreme fire danger on the South Plains for Tuesday and Wednesday.

When the winds pick up and team with low humidity, all it takes is one spark to ignite a powerful blaze. Officials with the National Weather Service warn folks from Amarillo to Abilene not to do anything outside that may involve sparks. That includes grilling, driving in tall grass, and not properly putting out cigarettes.

The Red Flag Warning is in effect for the South Plains, Rolling Plains and extreme Southern Texas Panhandle until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

According to the National Weather Service, winds from 15 to 25 miles per hour are expected to develop with gusts up to 35 miles per hour and warm temperatures.

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