Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Tampa Bay Area, FL

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
355 AM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

...BREEZY WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH LOW HUMIDITY AND HIGH ERC
VALUES TO CREATE RED FLAG CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON...

.HIGH PRESSURE TO THE NORTH OF FLORIDA WILL SETUP EASTERLY WINDS
SUSTAINED AT 15-20 MPH. ALTHOUGH RELATIVE HUMIDITY IS FORECAST TO
BE HIGHER THAN IT WAS THIS WEEKEND...IT IS STILL FORECAST TO DROP
INTO THE LOW 30S OVER PARTS OF INTERIOR WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA FOR
A FEW HOURS THIS AFTERNOON. WITH ERC VALUES IN THE UPPER 20S AND
LOW 30S...THIS WILL CREATE BRIEF PERIODS OF RED FLAG CONDITIONS
THIS AFTERNOON.

FLZ056-251-255-260-042200-
/O.CON.KTBW.FW.W.0002.150504T1800Z-150504T2200Z/
HARDEE-INLAND HILLSBOROUGH-INLAND MANATEE-INLAND SARASOTA-
355 AM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
6 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR A COMBINATION OF BREEZY WINDS...LOW
HUMIDITY...AND HIGH ERC VALUES...

* AFFECTED AREA...HARDEE...INLAND HILLSBOROUGH...INLAND
  MANATEE...AND INLAND SARASOTA COUNTIES.

* WIND...SUSTAINED 15-20 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

* HUMIDITY...31-35 PERCENT.

* ERC...29-34.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN VERY FAVORABLE CONDITIONS FOR
THE SPREAD OF WILDFIRE ARE OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL OCCUR WITHIN
24 HOURS.

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