It is the middle of November and we are in a fire danger today.

The National Weather Service in Dodge City has temperatures in the high 70s with some areas being in the low 80s.

Combine that with 20-30 miles per hour winds and dryness and we are in a fire danger.

"There will be no precipitation that we see today," NWS meterologist Jeff Johnson said. "Winds out of the southwest if anything will bring dry air along with low humidity to dry it out even more.

"As dry as that is it presents a fire weather hazard."

The outlook sees temperatures cooling by Monday into the 50s.

With the fire danger however, nothing will change for Ford County Fire.

"It will be business as usual," Ford County Fire Chief Robert Boyd said.

According to the National Weather Service, the forecast for the rest of the week up to Thanksgiving shows temperatures reaching as high as 63 on Monday with temperatures on Thanksgiving day being 63 as well.

It will be in the high 50s the rest of the days before the holiday with the windiest day being on Saturday with winds out of the north-northwest at 24 miles per hour.

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