Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Jackson, KY

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
149 PM EDT SAT APR 19 2014

...DANGEROUS FIRE CONDITIONS EXPECTED THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON ACROSS
THE RED RIVER GORGE AND NEARBY FOREST AREAS...

.THE COMBINATION OF DRY AIR AND GUSTY WINDS WILL LEAD TO CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THROUGH THE AFTERNOON PERIOD FOR THE RED
RIVER GORGE AND NEARBY FOREST AREAS. SUSTAINED WINDS AS HIGH AS 15
MPH...WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH AND RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AROUND 20
PERCENT WILL CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THROUGH THE LATE
AFTERNOON. THIS WILL MEAN THE THREAT OF RAPID FIRE SPREAD RATES AND
RESISTANCE TO CONTROL.

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ESTILL-POWELL-MENIFEE-WOLFE-LEE-
149 PM EDT SAT APR 19 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR STRONG
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE RED RIVER GORGE AND NEARBY
FOREST AREAS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR STRONG WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 058 ESTILL...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 059 POWELL...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 060 MENIFEE...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 108 WOLFE AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111 LEE.

* CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL EXISTS UNTIL EARLY THIS
  EVENING.

* WINDS WILL BE FROM THE EAST...TO NORTHEAST AT 15 MPH...WITH HIGHER
  GUSTS TO 30 MPH.

* MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL DROP TO AROUND 20 PERCENT.

* 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 SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

RAY





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