Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Tampa Bay Area, FL

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL
334 AM EDT Tue Mar 21 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FOR LONG DURATIONS OF LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY AND HIGH ERC VALUES...

.A very dry airmass will remain parked over the region today,
bringing widespread critically low afternoon humidities. Long
durations of low humidities coupled with high ERCs will generate
red flag conditions in some areas.

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Inland Lee-
334 AM EDT Tue Mar 21 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM
EDT THIS EVENING FOR...LONG DURATIONS OF LOW HUMIDITY WITH HIGH
ERCS.

The National Weather Service in Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL has
issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 1 PM this
afternoon to 7 PM EDT this evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...Inland Lee.

* WIND...Light and variable winds this morning will become
  southerly late this morning and shift to the west in the
  afternoon. Wind speeds will generally remain below 10 mph.

* HUMIDITY...25 to 35 percent for up to 5 hours.

* ERC...37 to 40.

* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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 can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

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