Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS San Juan, PR

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
233 PM AST THU MAR 5 2015

...RED FLAG CONDITIONS LIKELY ON THE SOUTH COASTAL PLAIN FRIDAY...

.BUILDING UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL SUPPORT VERY DRY CONDITIONS WHILE
STRONG BERMUDA-AZORES HIGH PRESSURE MAINTAINS A TIGHT PRESSURE
GRADIENT WITH WINDY CONDITIONS EXPECTED.

PRZ014-060245-
/O.NEW.TJSJ.FW.A.0005.150306T1400Z-150307T2000Z/
SOUTH COASTAL PLAINS AND MONA ISLAND-
233 PM AST THU MAR 5 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR VERY LOW HUMIDITIES AND STRONG WINDS FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 014...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 014.

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

* KEETCH-BYRAM DROUGHT INDEX (KBDI): AROUND 600.

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

* MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY: AROUND 35 PERCENT IN CAMP SANTIAGO
  AND 45 TO 50 PERCENT AT CABO ROJO AND GUANICA.

* 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 FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR TYPICALLY 24 TO 36 HOURS IN ADVANCE. LISTEN
FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS.

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