Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS San Juan, PR

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
423 AM AST FRI FEB 27 2015

...RED FLAG CONDITIONS EXPECTED TODAY ON THE SOUTH COASTAL
PLAINS...MONA ISLAND AND SAINT CROIX...

.A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL STRENGTHEN OVER THE REGION THROUGH
THE END OF THE WEEK LEADING TO WINDY CONDITIONS AND SIGNIFICANT
DRYING.

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SOUTH COASTAL PLAINS AND MONA ISLAND-ST CROIX-
423 AM AST FRI FEB 27 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 4 PM AST
THIS AFTERNOON FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 002 AND 014...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 4 PM AST
THIS AFTERNOON. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* 20-FOOT WINDS: EAST SOUTHEAST AT 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH.

* KEETCH-BYRAM DROUGHT INDEX (KBDI): 560 AT CAMP SANTIAGO AND 625
  AT SAINT CROIX.

* 10-HR FUEL MOISTURE: 7 TO 9 PERCENT.

* MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY: AROUND 40 PERCENT AT CAMP SANTIAGO
  AND LESS THAN 50 PERCENT AT CABO ROJO...GUANICA AND SAINT
  CROIX.

* 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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