Strong winds, dry conditions prompt fire danger alert for South Plains

Published: Oct. 10, 2021 at 10:09 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The South Plains region is expecting elevated fire weather conditions Sunday.

Due to strong, dry wind and dry vegetation, conditions will be favorable for wildfire development, according to the KCBD FirstAlert Forecast team.

Exercise caution with anything that could produce a spark or heat around dry grass. The wildfire risk will be greatest in the afternoon, but conditions will persist through the evening.

John says, “As this storm system/front moves across the area we’ve had winds near 60 in Brownfield, 71 mph in Dora (near Clovis), and several communities in the area have had winds of 50+ mph. In addition to the winds, some showers, storms may develop, but severe threat appears to be northeast areas around Childress into OK and panhandle.”

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