Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
414 AM CDT MON MAR 30 2015

...EXTREME FIRE DANGER ACROSS WESTERN HALF OF IOWA THIS AFTERNOON
INTO EARLY EVENING...

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EMMET-KOSSUTH-PALO ALTO-POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-SAC-CALHOUN-
WEBSTER-HAMILTON-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-STORY-AUDUBON-
GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-
TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-
414 AM CDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CDT THIS
EVENING FOR EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS....

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS AT 20 TO 25 MPH WITH FREQUENT
  GUSTS TO 30 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...HUMIDITY VALUES WILL DROP TO AROUND 20
  PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON.

* FUEL...GRASSES REMAIN NEARLY 100 PERCENT CURED ACROSS THE
  WARNING AREA.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO
  SPREAD VERY RAPIDLY DUE TO WINDY AND DRY CONDITIONS. ANY OUTDOOR
  BURNING IS HIGHLY DISCOURAGED AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED TODAY.

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 WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

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