Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Jackson, MS

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FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
250 PM CDT FRI OCT 31 2014

LAZ024-026-MSZ054>066-072>074-012000-
CATAHOULA-CONCORDIA-COPIAH-SIMPSON-SMITH-JASPER-CLARKE-JEFFERSON-
ADAMS-FRANKLIN MS-LINCOLN-LAWRENCE-JEFFERSON DAVIS-COVINGTON-
JONES-MARION-LAMAR-FORREST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...JONESVILLE...HARRISONBURG...VIDALIA...
FERRIDAY...WEST FERRIDAY...CRYSTAL SPRINGS...HAZLEHURST...
WESSON...MAGEE...MENDENHALL...TAYLORSVILLE...RALEIGH...
BAY SPRINGS...HEIDELBERG...QUITMAN...STONEWALL...SHUBUTA...
FAYETTE...NATCHEZ...BUDE...ROXIE...MEADVILLE...BROOKHAVEN...
MONTICELLO...NEW HEBRON...PRENTISS...BASSFIELD...COLLINS...
MOUNT OLIVE...LAUREL...COLUMBIA...WEST HATTIESBURG...LUMBERTON...
PURVIS...HATTIESBURG
250 PM CDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...HIGH FIRE DANGER CONDITIONS EXPECTED ON SATURDAY ACROSS PORTIONS
OF SOUTH MISSISSIPPI AND CENTRAL LOUISIANA...

ACCORDING TO AREA FORESTRY COMMISSIONS AND THE US FOREST SERVICE,
RECENT DRY CONDITIONS HAVE MADE OUTDOOR BURNING INCREASINGLY
HAZARDOUS. CONDITIONS ARE SUCH THAT A SPARK FROM EQUIPMENT, THE HEAT
FROM A CATALYTIC CONVERTER, OR ANY HEAT SOURCE COULD START A GRASS
OR BRUSH FIRE. THE COMBINATION OF DRY FINE FUELS, SUCH AS GRASS, AND
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY HAVE RESULTED IN CONTINUED FIRE DANGER ACROSS
THE REGION.

MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL RANGE FROM 20 TO 25 PERCENT
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...CREATING HIGH FIRE DANGER GIVEN THE DRY
CONDITIONS.

FIRES PLACE AREA FORESTRY COMMISSIONS, FIRE DEPARTMENTS, AND OTHER
FIRE CONTROL AGENCIES IN LIFE THREATENING SITUATIONS, AND CAN
ENDANGER COMMUNITIES. PLEASE USE CAUTION AND HELP PREVENT FOREST AND
GRASS FIRES.

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