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
306 AM EDT Thu May 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT TODAY FOR LONG DURATIONS OF
HUMIDITY VALUES BELOW 35 PERCENT AND HIGH ERC VALUES...

.High pressure will support hot and dry conditions over the
region today with some record high temperatures possible. Long
durations of humidity values below 35 percent combined with high
ERC values will support red flag conditions over inland Levy
county this afternoon.

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Inland Levy-
306 AM EDT Thu May 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON UNTIL 7 PM
EDT THIS EVENING FOR LONG DURATIONS OF HUMIDITY VALUES BELOW 35
PERCENT 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 2 PM this
afternoon until 7 PM EDT this evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...Inland Levy.

* WIND...East winds 10 to 15 mph.

* HUMIDITY...30 to 32 percent.

* ERC...38

* 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.

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