Published: 03/08/2020 @ 03:26 PM Updated: 03/08/2020 @ 03:26 PM
Special Weather Statement Issued by NWS NorthernIndiana (Northern Indiana and Northeastern Ohio)
Indiana Target Area: Adams, Allen, Blackford, Cass, De Kalb, Elkhart, Fulton, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, La Porte, Lagrange, Marshall, Miami, Noble, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, White and Whitley Counties.
Elevated Fire Danger This Afternoon.
There is an increased risk for grass, brush and ditch fires as well as unmonitored campfires to spread out of control this afternoon. Burning is not recommended. Relative humidity this afternoon is between 20 and 30 percent with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph and gusts 25 to 30 mph.
Instructions: Make sure you are following local laws that may be in place regarding burning in your location. If you must burn, ensure that the fire is constantly monitored and several options are available to quickly extinguish the fire. Contact your local fire department with any questions and if control of the fire is lost.