Satellite imagery shows 'quite a number of fires' in Nebraska; NWS says outdoor burning needs to wait - Casper, WY Oil City News
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Satellite imagery shows ‘quite a number of fires’ in Nebraska; NWS says outdoor burning needs to wait

(National Weather Service in Cheyenne, Twitter)

CASPER, Wyo. — The National Weather Service in Cheyenne shared infrared imagery captured from a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration “GOES East” satellite on Monday, April 6.

The imagery shows “quite a number of fires burning up (bright red and pink) across southwestern and central Nebraska this afternoon,” the NWS in Cheyenne said on Twitter.

“Outdoor burning needs to wait as conditions lead to extreme fire growth,” the NWS added.

The satellite was focused on areas where “Red Flag Warnings” are in effect. “A Red Flag Warning means warm temperatures, very low humidities, and stronger winds are expected to combine to produce an increased risk of fire danger,” the NWS says.

The Nebraska State Fire Marshal via Facebook shared the NWS’s Red Flag Warnings for the western portion of Nebraska which are in effect through 8 pm Central time.

“High temps, high winds, and low humidity mean that conditions are primed for fire,” the Nebraska State Fire Marshal’s Facebook page reads. “Be fire safe.”