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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
509 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...A RED FLAG WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR LEON AND WAKULLA COUNTIES IN THE
FLORIDA BIG BEND DUE TO LONG DURATIONS OF RELATIVE HUMIDITY BELOW
28 PERCENT AND EXPECTED ERC VALUES OF 37 OR GREATER...

.DESPITE THE COOL AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES...THE AIR MASS WAS
INDEED DRY ENOUGH TO VERIFY THE RED FLAG WARNING FOR WAKULLA
COUNTY IN THE FLORIDA BIG BEND ON SATURDAY. FOR TODAY...WITH
FORECAST ERCS OF 37 FOR BOTH LEON AND WAKULLA COUNTIES...AND 4
TO 5 HOUR DURATIONS OF SUB 28 PERCENT RH...HAVE UPGRADED THE
FIRE WEATHER WATCH TO A RED FLAG WARNING. BY MONDAY AND THROUGH
AT LEAST THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK...LOW LEVEL MOISTURE AND RAIN
CHANCES WILL BE GRADUALLY ON THE INCREASE.

FLZ017-027-127-291715-
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LEON-INLAND WAKULLA-COASTAL WAKULLA-
509 AM EDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...A RED FLAG WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM EDT
THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...LEON AND WAKULLA COUNTIES.

* WIND...NORTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE
  AFTERNOON.

* HUMIDITY...MINIMUM OF 23 PERCENT.

* THUNDERSTORMS...NONE.

* ERC...AROUND 37.

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


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$

17-GOULD


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