The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

25 August 2003

Feeling the heat

It's not just me.

Outdoor burning has been banned in 33 Oklahoma counties. The weather station at Will Rogers World Airport reports a 9-inch — almost 40 percent — rain deficit for this year, and generally, the rest of the western half of the state is no better off.

A few exceptions are authorized: gas or charcoal grilling, organized fireworks displays where permitted by a municipality, and the disposal of wheat stubble. Otherwise, you can't have so much as a campfire in the counties where the ban is in effect.

Posted at 11:33 AM to Weather or Not