Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS San Juan, PR

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FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
512 AM AST MON JUL 24 2017

...ELEVATED FIRE DANGER IS LIKELY FOR THE SOUTHERN PLAINS OF
PUERTO RICO BETWEEN 10 AM AST AND 5 PM AST...

A DRY AIR MASS WITH SAHARAN DUST PARTICLES WILL PRODUCE DRIER THAN
NORMAL CONDITIONS ACROSS THE REGION TODAY. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES ARE
EXPECTED TO BE NEAR THE CRITICAL THRESHOLDS...POSSIBLY DROPPING TO
45-50 PERCENT LATE THIS MORNING. 20-FT WINDS WILL BE AROUND 15-20
MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 25 MPH AT TIMES. TRUE COLOR SATELLITE IMAGERY
INDICATED DRIER FUELS ALONG THE SOUTHERN COASTAL PLAINS OF PUERTO
RICO. IN ADDITION...KDBI VALUES CONTINUE ABOVE 700 AT CAMP SANTIAGO
AND GUANICA. THEREFORE...AN ELEVATED FIRE DANGER IS LIKELY TODAY.

FIRE AND EMERGENCY OFFICIALS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE BECOMING MORE CONDUCIVE FOR THE IGNITION AND SPREAD OF WILD
FIRES.

FIRE DANGER STATEMENTS ARE ISSUED WHEN FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE APPROACHING, BUT NOT MEETING OR EXCEEDING, RED FLAG WARNING
CRITERIA.

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