A large, destructive fire that spreads quickly.
Friday, 4/8/2011 8:30 PM
The big story today is the wide swath of the Southwest and Plains States that have High Fire Danger statements. Thousands of square miles of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado are under Red Flag Warnings. Wind, low humidity, and lack of rain until perhaps Sunday have created Critical Fire Weather Conditions.
The Pacific Northwest is getting a respite from the “Water Train” today…but that will change by tomorrow night with rain, and then some high-elevation snow by Monday.