Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS San Juan, PR

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
500 AM AST SUN JUL 5 2015

...WINDS AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY ARE EXPECTED TO EXCEED CRITICAL
VALUES TODAY...

.DRIER AIR THAT CAUSED NEAR RED FLAG CONDITIONS SATURDAY WILL
INCREASE TODAY TO SUPPORT RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES THAT APPROACH
CRITICAL LEVELS ALONG THE SOUTH COAST WITH SOME AREAS EXCEEDING
THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY THRESHOLD FOR FIRE DANGER. WINDS WILL
CONTINUE STRONG WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 30 MPH TODAY. IN ADDITION FUEL
MOISTURES CONTINUE AT OR NEAR CRITICAL VALUES. WE ALSO NOTE THAT
SOME AREAS IN THE WARNED AREA HAVE NOT HAD RAINFALL FOR MORE THAN
10 DAYS.

PRZ014-051700-
/O.UPG.TJSJ.FW.A.0012.150705T1500Z-150705T2200Z/
/O.NEW.TJSJ.FW.W.0016.150705T1500Z-150705T2100Z/
SOUTH COASTAL PLAINS AND MONA ISLAND-
500 AM AST SUN JUL 5 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 5 PM AST
THIS AFTERNOON FOR WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 014...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 5 PM AST
THIS AFTERNOON. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 014 ON THE SOUTH COAST OF
  PUERTO RICO INCLUDING MONA ISLAND.

* WIND...WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS OF AT LEAST 30 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...MINIMUM VALUES 35 TO 45 PERCENT.

* THUNDERSTORMS...NOT EXPECTED.

* HIGHEST THREAT...IS LOCATED NEAR CAMP SANTIAGO AND CABO ROJO.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT ALLOWED.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$

SNELL



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