The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning and a Wind Advisory for the Lake Area.
They say sustained winds of 20 to 40 miles an hour are possible, with gusts as high as 50 miles an hour.
Officials say if you need to burn, you should consider postponing it until Sunday.
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE...RESENT National Weather Service Springfield MO 415 AM CDT Sat Oct 17 2020 ...Strong and Gusty South Winds Today... KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055>058-066>070-077>081-088>091-093>095-101>103- 172115- /O.CON.KSGF.WI.Y.0005.201017T1400Z-201017T2300Z/ Bourbon-Crawford-Cherokee-Benton-Morgan-Miller-Maries-Vernon- St. Clair-Hickory-Camden-Pulaski-Barton-Cedar-Polk-Dallas-Laclede- Jasper-Dade-Greene-Webster-Newton-Lawrence-Christian-McDonald- Barry-Stone- Including the cities of Fort Scott, Pawnee Station, Chicopee, Lone Oak, Pittsburg, Baxter Springs, Lowell, Riverton, Columbus, Neutral, Sherwin, Stippville, Warsaw, Whitakerville, Cole Camp, Crockerville, Mora, Edmonson, Lincoln, Versailles, Rocky Mount, Stover, Laurie, Aurora Springs, Eldon, Lake Ozark, Vichy, Nevada, Tiffin, Appleton City, Johnson City, Weaubleau, Hermitage, Quincy, Wheatland, Cross Timbers, Osage Beach, Camdenton, Decaturville, Roach, Village of Four Seasons, Fort Leonard Wood, Laquey, Waynesville, Kenoma, Lamar, Cedar Springs, El Dorado Springs, Filley, Arnica, Caplinger Mills, Stockton, Bolivar, Buffalo, Charity, Foose, March, Plad, Windyville, Olive, Lynchburg, Lebanon, Joplin, Carthage, Greenfield, Lockwood, Meinert, Springfield, Marshfield, Northview, Seymour, Rogersville, Neosho, Aurora, Mount Vernon, Marionville, Nixa, Christian Center, Ozark, Selmore, Anderson, Noel, Goodman, South West City, Pineville, Rocky Comfort, Monett, Madry, Cassville, Kimberling City, Crane, Elsey, Indian Point, and Silver Dollar City 415 AM CDT Sat Oct 17 2020 ...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM CDT THIS EVENING... * WHAT...South winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected. * WHERE...Portions of southeast Kansas and central, southwest and west central Missouri. * WHEN...From 9 AM this morning to 6 PM CDT this evening. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be difficult for high profile vehicles, especially on west to east oriented highways. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects. -
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Springfield MO 509 AM CDT Sat Oct 17 2020 ...Critical Fire Weather Conditions Today... .Conditions conducive to the rapid spread of wildland fires will occur today. Sustained southerly winds of 20-35 mph with gusts of 35-50 mph are expected. Winds will be strongest over southeast Kansas and western Missouri. Afternoon relative humidity values will fall into the upper teens to mid 20s. Drought conditions across much of the area and recent low humidity have resulted in dry fuels. KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055>058-066>071-077>082-088>097-101>105-180000- /O.CON.KSGF.FW.W.0007.201017T1600Z-201018T0000Z/ Bourbon-Crawford-Cherokee-Benton-Morgan-Miller-Maries-Vernon- St. Clair-Hickory-Camden-Pulaski-Phelps-Barton-Cedar-Polk-Dallas- Laclede-Texas-Jasper-Dade-Greene-Webster-Wright-Newton-Lawrence- Christian-Douglas-Howell-McDonald-Barry-Stone-Taney-Ozark- 509 AM CDT Sat Oct 17 2020 ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055, 056, 057, 058, 066, 067, 068, 069, 070, 071, 073, 077, 078, 079, 080, 081, 082, 088, 089, 090, 091, 092, 093, 094, 095, 096, 097, 097, 101, 101, 102, 103, 104, AND 105... The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM this morning to 7 PM CDT this evening. * AFFECTED AREA...In Kansas, Fire weather zones 073, 097, and 101. In Missouri, Fire weather zones 055, 056, 057, 058, 066, 067, 068, 069, 070, 071, 077, 078, 079, 080, 081, 082, 088, 089, 090, 091, 092, 093, 094, 095, 096, 097, 101, 102, 103, 104, and 105. * WIND...Sustained winds ranging from 20 to 35 mph with gusts ranging from 35 to 50 mph. The strongest winds are expected over southeast Kansas and western Missouri. * HUMIDITY...Upper teens to mid 20s. * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.