Red Flag Warning Thursday, October 20, 2022, in Central Indiana

October 16, 2020; Nashville, Indiana: Smokey the Bear warns of high fire danger at Brown County State Park on Sunday, October 16, 2022, in Nashville, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

Central Indiana, including all of Monroe County, and Bloomington, will be under a Red Flag Warning from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2022, according to the National Weather Service.

The National weather service says the following:

“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.

Info & updates

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM EDT THURSDAY FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR CENTRAL INDIANA… * AFFECTED AREA…All of central Indiana. * TIMING…11 AM to 8 PM Thursday. * WINDS…Southwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY…As low as 20 percent. * TEMPERATURES…In the lower 50s. * IMPACTS…Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended. Never throw cigarettes out of a vehicle.”

September 2022 was the 5th warmest on record according to the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration.

“Earth’s warming trend continued last month, with September 2022 tying with 2021 as the fifth-warmest September in 143 years.

The tropics also heated up, with an above-average number of tropical cyclones spinning around the globe, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).

Below are more highlights from NOAA’s September global climate report:

Climate by the numbers

September 2022

The average global temperature for September was 1.58 degrees F (0.88 of a degree C) above the 20th-century average of 59.0 degrees F (15.0 degrees C), tying September 2021 as the fifth-warmest September since 1880. 

Regionally, North America had its warmest September on record, besting the previous record set in 2019 by 0.54 of a degree F (0.30 of a degree C). Asia and Africa had their fifth and sixth-warmest Septembers, respectively. Despite having above-average temperatures, South America and Europe had their coolest Septembers since 2013.

September 2022 marked the 46th-consecutive September and the 453rd-consecutive month with temperatures above the 20th-century average.”,-85.22296,7.58z/data=!4m3!15m2!1m1!1s%2Fg%2F11thpj7hcs


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