Seven counties in the state still have burn bans in effect despite the rainfall earlier in the week.
“Yep, just as predicted…the rain didn’t exactly tamp down on the fire danger,” wrote Gary McManus, State Climatologist with the Oklahoma Mesonet. “It helped in some ways, but as we’ve explained before, the cool season fire danger doesn’t go away until we green up.”
And things aren’t green yet. A Red Flag Warning was issued for the Panhandle and a Fire Weather Watch for the western quarter of the state.
For now we have a Red Flag Warning for the Panhandle and a Fire Weather Watch for the western quarter of the state.