Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS San Juan, PR

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
255 PM AST SAT JUL 4 2015

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

.DRIER AIR HAS CAUSED NEAR RED FLAG CONDITIONS TODAY AND GREATER
POTENTIAL EXISTS ON SUNDAY AS WINDS WILL BE MORE OFFSHORE AND LESS
SEA BREEZE EFFECT CAN BE EXPECTED. WINDS WILL CONTINUE STRONG WITH
GUSTS TO NEAR 30 MPH AT LEAST THROUGH SUNDAY. 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
7 DAYS.

PRZ014-050300-
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SOUTH COASTAL PLAINS AND MONA ISLAND-
255 PM AST SAT JUL 4 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM AST THIS AFTERNOON
FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE
014...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 014...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY MORNING
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 014.

* 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.

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

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