High winds have thwarted any plans to burn today according to Bandera County Fire Marshal John Stith, who implemented a ban for the rest of the day. Gusts between 35 and 40 mph are forecast by the National Weather Service through 1 a.m. Tuesday. “Once the winds reach 22 mph, by law there’s no burning allowed,” Stith said. “Obviously it’s not safe.” Winds at 30 mph can make driving difficult, according to the NWS. High profile vehicles such as trucks, vans and SUVs are at increased risk. The NWS also advises residents to secure lawn furniture and loose outdoor items, as they may blow over and away. Another dangerous front is threatening central and north Texas into Oklahoma, which is now under a severe weather warning. Tornadoes, large hail, flooding and damaging winds are expected.
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