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Issued by NWS Nashville, TN

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
550 AM CDT THU OCT 9 2014

FIRE WEATHER/FIRE PREVENTION AWARENESS WEEK CONTINUES TODAY WITH A
LOOK AT RED FLAG WARNING - EXTREME FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

IN COOPERATION WITH FEDERAL AND STATE LAND MANAGEMENT AGENCIES SUCH
AS THE TENNESSEE DIVISION OF FORESTRY...NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY AND
STONES RIVER NATIONAL PARK ...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL
ISSUE A RED FLAG WARNING TO HIGHLIGHT EXTREME FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS WHEN WARRANTED. RED FLAG WARNINGS ARE ISSUED WHENEVER
HUMIDITIES ARE EXPECTED TO BE VERY LOW...WIND SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED TO
BE HIGH...AND FOREST FUELS...SUCH AS FALLEN LEAVES AND BRUSH...ARE
DRY. THESE CONDITIONS COMBINED TOGETHER COULD RESULT IN EXTREME FIRE
BEHAVIOR. THUNDERSTORMS WITH LIMITED RAINFALL CAN ALSO INCREASE THE
THREAT FOR WILDFIRES. WHEN FOREST FUELS ARE DRY...CLOUD TO GROUND
LIGHTNING CAN IGNITE TREES AND BRUSH TO START FOREST FIRES.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE ALERT TO THE INCREASED THREAT OF WILDFIRES
DURING RED FLAG WARNING CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY THOSE WHOSE HOMES
ARE IN FORESTED AREAS...OR THOSE PLANNING ON VISITING AREA FORESTS.
KEEP IN TOUCH WITH LOCAL LAND MANAGEMENT AGENCIES ABOUT POSSIBLE
BURNING RESTRICTIONS AND PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS. A GOOD WEBSITE TO
VISIT TO OBTAIN INFORMATION ABOUT FIRE SAFETY AND BURNING
RESTRICTIONS IS WWW.BURNSAFETN.ORG. ALSO...STAY ABREAST OF THE
LATEST FORECAST FROM YOUR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY LISTENING TO
NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE RADIO AND TV STATIONS.

THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME DEBRIS-BURNING SAFETY TIPS TO HELP PROTECT
LIFE AND PROPERTY FROM WILDFIRES:

1. BEFORE BURNING...ALWAYS CONTACT YOUR LOCAL OR STATE FIRE
   AUTHORITIES TO DETERMINE IF IT IS SAFE TO BURN.

2. BECOME FAMILIAR WITH BURNING LAWS AND REGULATIONS. A STATE ISSUED
   BURNING PERMIT IS REQUIRED FROM OCTOBER 15TH UNTIL MAY 15TH.

3. BEFORE YOU BURN...REMEMBER TO CLEAR THE GROUND OF FLAMMABLE
   MATERIAL AT LEAST 10 FEET FROM THE AREA TO BE BURNED.

4. KEEP TOOLS AND WATER ON HAND WHILE BURNING AND NEVER LEAVE A FIRE
   UNATTENDED!!!

5. WATCH THE WEATHER.

6. STAY WITH THE FIRE UNTIL IT IS OUT.

THE TOPIC FOR FRIDAY WILL BE...OUR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY FIRE
WEATHER SEASONS.

&&

FOR ADDITIONAL FIRE WEATHER INFORMATION...PLEASE GO TO THE FOLLOWING
WEBSITE: WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/OHX/FIREWX.PHP.

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