Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Jackson, KY

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Jackson KY
629 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...Critical Fire Weather Conditions Today Due to Low RH and Strong
Winds...

.Gusty winds this afternoon and into the evening will result in
critical fire weather conditions. South to southwest winds
sustained at times from 15 to 20 mph this afternoon and early will
combine with humidities bottoming out near 20 percent in many
places to lead to dangerous fire behavior.

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629 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM EST
THIS EVENING FOR STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 044, 050, 051, 052, 058, 059, 060, 068, 069, 079,
080, 083, 084, 085, 086, 087, 088, 104, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110,
111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, AND 120...

The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM this morning to 9 PM EST
this evening.

* 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.

* WIND...South to southwest at 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35
  mph.

* HUMIDITY...Down to between 20 to 25 percent by mid afternoon.

* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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.

&&

$$

GREIF



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