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Old 01-29-2008, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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The wind is kicking up something terrible here in Texas. By looking at the weather underground, I see that it's even worse in Oklahoma...
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Duncan, OK
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It's starting to settle a bit now... not a pretty morning so far. 25-30mph sustained winds with 60mph gusts. Got a couple of wildfires going, one just to the SE of us is pretty nasty. Right now they have Duncan, Oakridge, Empire and Velma FD working on that one.

The other is south of Loco, and they just paged out another fire near Corum.
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Hughes County, Oklahoma
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I am nervous about fire today. We have a pretty good firebreak to our west, but in this wind they can travel so fast.
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Old 01-29-2008, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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We just had a gust that blew a big piece of metal about 2 ft by 2ft square into our backyard, over the 7 foot privacy fence. Upon closer inspection it was someone's barbecue, or at least the top of it. If you go to weather underground and click on the "wind" map, you can see where the strongest winds are.

Here, I'll do it for you.

Regional Map : Weather Underground

It's centered over Southwest Oklahoma and Northwest North Texas.

LR, I saw your video of the wind. It's outrageous. I pray that none of those brave Firefighters are injured or worse.

Take care everyone, and batten down the hatches!
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Old 01-29-2008, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Here's what the WFAA website (TV station in Dallas) has to say about this.

WEATHER ALERT: The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a Fire Weather Watch, for all of North Texas, for Wednesday afternoon. A Red Flag Warning remains in effect until 6:00PM CST today. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire danger conditions are either occurring now... or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and dry vegetation will create explosive fire growth potential.
• More WFAA weather
• Weather QuickCast

Homepage WFAA.com
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Hughes County, Oklahoma
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At 10:00 am the temperature in Holdenville was 58, now it is 38. Thanks for the wind map Synopsis. I always like your graphics.
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:59 PM
 
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At 10:00 am the temperature in Holdenville was 58, now it is 38. Thanks for the wind map Synopsis. I always like your graphics.
You're welcome peggy. I'd bookmark that weather underground website if I were you. It's a good resource.
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Funny, they don't show any of the wind in Oklahoma and North Texas, where it is the strongest!

http://maps.wunderground.com/data/ndfdimages/Wx200801292100_us.png (broken link)
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Min temps for tonight across the US.

http://maps.wunderground.com/data/ndfdimages/MinT200801301200_us.png (broken link)
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Hughes County, Oklahoma
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Well, it is blowing here and we are not in the worst area. I do like the weather underground. My station is the emergency operations center in Holdenville, so I can get my local conditions and look at their weather charts for the day.
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