Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS San Juan, PR

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
1240 PM AST THU JUL 31 2014

...RED FLAG CONDITIONS LIKELY ON FRIDAY...

.SUBSIDENCE AHEAD OF A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM EAST OF THE SOUTHERN
WINDWARD ISLANDS WILL PROMOTE DRYING ACROSS THE REGION FRIDAY.
VERY DRY AIR IS EXPECTED TO REACH VIEQUES AND SAINT CROIX AROUND
PEAK HEATING HOURS WHERE FUELS ARE EXCEPTIONALLY DRY. WINDS ALSO
EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN FURTHER ENHANCING THE FIRE RISK.

PRZ025-VIZ002-010800-
/O.CON.TJSJ.FW.A.0012.140801T1300Z-140801T2100Z/
VIEQUES-ST CROIX-
1240 PM AST THU JUL 31 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR LOW HUMIDITIES AND STRONG WINDS
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 002 AND 025...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 025. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 002.

* 20-FOOT WINDS: EAST SUSTAINED WINDS AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS
  TO25 MPH.

* KEETCH-BYRAM DROUGHT INDEX (KBDI): AROUND 660.

* 10-HR FUEL MOISTURE: AROUND 10 PERCENT.

* MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY: AROUND 50 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...PEOPLE ARE URGED TO EXERCISE EXTREME CARE WITH
  RESPECT TO OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES THAT COULD CAUSE WILDFIRES.
  AVOID ANY EQUIPMENT THAT CAN CAUSE SPARKS NEAR DRY GRASS OR
  BRUSH. DO NOT TOSS CIGARETTES ON THE GROUND. REPORT NEW
  WILDFIRES QUICKLY TO THE NEAREST FIRE DEPARTMENT OR LAW
  ENFORCEMENT OFFICE. OUTDOOR BURNING IS PROHIBITED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR TYPICALLY 24 TO 36 HOURS IN ADVANCE. LISTEN
FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS.

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