A hazardous weather outlook due to high winds has been issued by the National Weather Service in Springfield for portions of the Missouri Ozarks, including the Lake of the Ozarks area, and extreme southeast Kansas. Morgan, Camden and Miller counties were all included in the non-thunderstorm wind risk issued early Friday morning.


A hazardous weather outlook due to high winds has been issued by the National Weather Service in Springfield for portions of the Missouri Ozarks, including the Lake of the Ozarks area, and extreme southeast Kansas. Morgan, Camden and Miller counties were all included in the non-thunderstorm wind risk issued early Friday morning.
Gusty northwesterly winds are expected to create elevated fire weather conditions throughout the weekend. Wind gusts will likely reach 25 to 30 miles per hour Friday and Saturday night into Sunday.
Local fire districts issue open burn permits on a day-to-day basis factoring in current weather conditions and forecasts. Most districts require winds to be 10 mph or less with humidity above 35 percent before issuing open burn permits.
Contact your local fire protection district for any warnings or advisories and permit requirements prior to burning.