Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Jackson, KY

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
1152 AM EDT THU APR 10 2014

...DANGEROUS FIRE CONDITIONS EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY EVENING ACROSS
EASTERN KENTUCKY...

.THE COMBINATION OF WARM TEMPERATURES AND DRY AIR WILL LEAD TO
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING. LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY BETWEEN 20 AND 25 PERCENT...DRY FUELS...SUSTAINED WINDS AS
HIGH AS 15 TO 20 MPH...AND GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH WILL CREATE CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY THROUGH EARLY
EVENING. THIS WILL MEAN THE THREAT OF RAPID FIRE SPREAD RATES AND
RESISTANCE TO CONTROL.

KYZ044-050>052-058>060-068-069-079-080-083>088-104-106>120-110000-
/O.CON.KJKL.FW.W.0003.140410T1600Z-140411T0000Z/
FLEMING-MONTGOMERY-BATH-ROWAN-ESTILL-POWELL-MENIFEE-ROCKCASTLE-
JACKSON-PULASKI-LAUREL-WAYNE-MCCREARY-WHITLEY-KNOX-BELL-HARLAN-
ELLIOTT-MORGAN-JOHNSON-WOLFE-MAGOFFIN-FLOYD-LEE-BREATHITT-KNOTT-
OWSLEY-PERRY-CLAY-LESLIE-LETCHER-MARTIN-PIKE-
1152 AM EDT THU APR 10 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING
FOR STRONG WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR EASTERN KENTUCKY...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 044 FLEMING...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 050 MONTGOMERY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 051 BATH...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 052 ROWAN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 058 ESTILL...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 059 POWELL...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 060 MENIFEE...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 068 ROCKCASTLE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 069 JACKSON...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 079 PULASKI...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 080 LAUREL...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 083 WAYNE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 084 MCCREARY...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 085 WHITLEY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 086 KNOX...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 087 BELL...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 088 HARLAN...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 104 ELLIOTT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 106 MORGAN...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 107 JOHNSON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 108 WOLFE...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 109 MAGOFFIN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110 FLOYD...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111 LEE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112 BREATHITT...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113 KNOTT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 114 OWSLEY...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 115 PERRY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 116 CLAY...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 117 LESLIE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 118 LETCHER...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 119 MARTIN AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 120 PIKE.

* TIMING...THROUGH 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 20 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG
  GUSTY WINDS WILL LEAD TO RAPID FIRE GROWTH AND RESISTANCE TO
  CONTROL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL BE SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$
JJ/AR






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