Watch: Dramatic wind shift hits wildfire burning in Oklahoma
Satellite imagery captured a dramatic wind shift that occurred over the Oklahoma Panhandle Tuesday afternoon.
BEAVER, Okla. -- Satellite imagery captured a dramatic wind shift that occurred over the Oklahoma Panhandle Tuesday afternoon.
GOES EAST noticed a wildfire in Beaver County that began spewing smoke off to the east around 1 p.m. CDT. About two hours later, the wind shifted to the north and its effect was obvious.
Fire Weather Warnings stretch across several states in the western Plains, including the Oklahoma Panhandle through Wednesday evening.
THREAT OF WILDFIRES REACHES CRITICAL LEVELS FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS ON TUESDAY
Gusts to 35 mph with relative humidity down to single digits means any fires that form could rapidly spread.