Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS San Juan, PR

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
1225 PM AST FRI AUG 1 2014

...RED FLAG CONDITIONS EXPECTED TODAY...

.SUBSIDENCE AHEAD OF TROPICAL STORM BERTHA WILL PROMOTE
SIGNIFICANT DRYING ACROSS THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON. VERY DRY AIR IS
EXPECTED TO MOVE OVER SAINT CROIX AROUND MIDDAY WHERE FUELS ARE
EXCEPTIONALLY DRY. WINDS ALSO EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN FURTHER
ENHANCING THE FIRE RISK.

VIZ002-012100-
/O.CON.TJSJ.FW.W.0016.000000T0000Z-140801T2100Z/
ST CROIX-
1225 PM AST FRI AUG 1 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM AST THIS
AFTERNOON FOR LOW HUMIDITIES AND STRONG WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 002...

* 20-FOOT WINDS: EAST SUSTAINED WINDS AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS
  TO 25 MPH.

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

* 10-HR FUEL MOISTURE: NEAR 10 PERCENT.

* MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY: NEAR 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 RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL OCCUR WITHIN THE NEXT
24 HOURS. A COMBINATION OF FUELS AND WEATHER CONDITIONS SUPPORT
EXTREME FIRE DANGER AND/OR FIRE BEHAVIOR.

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