Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS San Juan, PR

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
1238 PM AST THU JUL 24 2014

...RED FLAG CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON ON THE SOUTH COAST...

.STRONG WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE TROPICAL WAVE ARE CAUSING DRYING
CONDITIONS ON THE SOUTH COAST OF PUERTO RICO AND PREVENTING THE
USUAL SEA BREEZE. THE EXPECTED SHOWERS WILL NOT DEVELOP FOR AT
LEAST SEVERAL HOURS. THESE EXTREME CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE
THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH COAST REGION THIS AFTERNOON.

PRZ014-242100-
/O.NEW.TJSJ.FW.W.0015.140724T1800Z-140724T2100Z/
SOUTH COASTAL PLAINS AND MONA ISLAND-
1238 PM AST THU JUL 24 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM AST THIS AFTERNOON FOR
STRONG WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 014...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM AST THIS AFTERNOON.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 014.

* WINDS: 20-FOOT WINDS GREATER THAN 18 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH...

* KEETCH-BYRAM DROUGHT INDEX (KBDI): GREATER THAN 775...

* 10-HR FUEL MOISTURE: 7 TO 9 PERCENT

* IMPACTS...PEOPLE ARE URGED TO EXERCISE EXTREME CARE WITH
  RESPECT TO OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES THAT COULD CAUSE WILDFIRES.
  AVOID ANY EQUIPMENT THAT CAN CAUSE SPARKS NEAR DRY GRASS OR
  BRUSH. DO NOT TOSS CIGARETTES ON THE GROUND. REPORT NEW
  WILDFIRES QUICKLY TO THE NEAREST FIRE DEPARTMENT OR LAW
  ENFORCEMENT OFFICE. OUTDOOR BURNING IS PROHIBITED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL OCCUR WITHIN THE NEXT
24 HOURS. A COMBINATION OF FUELS AND WEATHER CONDITIONS SUPPORT
EXTREME FIRE DANGER AND/OR FIRE BEHAVIOR.

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