Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
942 PM CDT TUE APR 15 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH THE
AFTERNOON...

.STRONG SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL LEAD
TO AN ELEVATED FIRE DANGER DURING THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY...WITH RED
FLAG CONDITIONS POSSIBLE BY THE AFTERNOON.

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WEBSTER-HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-GREENE-BOONE-STORY-MARSHALL-TAMA-
GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-
MARION-MAHASKA-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-LUCAS-MONROE-WAPELLO-TAYLOR-
RINGGOLD-DECATUR-WAYNE-APPANOOSE-DAVIS-
942 PM CDT TUE APR 15 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS....

* TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR FROM MID MORNING TO
  MID AFTERNOON ON WEDNESDAY. RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL PLUMMET
  AFTER SUNRISE...BOTTOMING OUT DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS.

* WIND...SOUTH SOUTHWEST AT 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 40
  MPH AT TIMES.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...FALLING TO 25 TO 30 PERCENT IN THE
  AFTERNOON.

* FUEL...MOST FUELS REMAIN DRY AND CURED DESPITE RECENT RAIN.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT START MAY SPREAD RAPIDLY DUE TO THE
  LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...DRY FUELS...AND VERY STRONG WINDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$

MJB


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