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
503 AM EDT SAT NOV 1 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FOR LOW HUMIDITIES....STRONG WINDS
AND HIGH ERC VALUES...

.HUMIDITIES WILL DROP TO BELOW 35 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON WITH
WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH. ERC VALUES IN THE WARNED AREA ARE FORECAST
TO BE AT OR ABOVE 27. DISPERSION VALUES ARE ALSO VERY HIGH TODAY.

FLZ043-052-057-239-242-248-249-020000-
/O.NEW.KTBW.FW.W.0008.141101T1700Z-141102T0000Z/
SUMTER-POLK-HIGHLANDS-INLAND LEVY-INLAND CITRUS-INLAND HERNANDO-
INLAND PASCO-
503 AM EDT SAT NOV 1 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM
EDT THIS EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITIES...STRONG WINDS AND HIGH ERC
VALUES...

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 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...SUMTER...POLK...HIGHLANDS...INLAND LEVY...
  INLAND CITRUS...INLAND HERNANDO...INLAND PASCO.

* WIND...NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH AND GUSTY.

* HUMIDITY...DROPPING TO BETWEEN 25 AND 34 PERCENT.

* ERC...FORECAST TO BE AROUND 27 OR 28.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN VERY FAVORABLE CONDITIONS FOR
THE SPREAD OF WILDFIRE ARE OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL OCCUR WITHIN
24 HOURS.

&&

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