Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Northern Indiana

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1217 PM EDT TUE SEP 27 2016

INZ012>018-020-022>027-032>034-OHZ015-016-024-025-272200-
STARKE-PULASKI-MARSHALL-FULTON IN-KOSCIUSKO-WHITLEY-ALLEN IN-
WHITE-CASS IN-MIAMI-WABASH-HUNTINGTON-WELLS-ADAMS-GRANT-BLACKFORD-
JAY-PAULDING-PUTNAM-VAN WERT-ALLEN OH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...KNOX...NORTH JUDSON...BASS LAKE...
WINAMAC...FRANCESVILLE...MEDARYVILLE...PLYMOUTH...BREMEN...
CULVER...ROCHESTER...AKRON...WARSAW...WINONA LAKE...SYRACUSE...
MENTONE...COLUMBIA CITY...TRI-LAKES...SOUTH WHITLEY...
FORT WAYNE...NEW HAVEN...MONTICELLO...MONON...BROOKSTON...
LOGANSPORT...ROYAL CENTER...PERU...GRISSOM AFB...MEXICO...
WABASH...NORTH MANCHESTER...HUNTINGTON...ROANOKE...BLUFFTON...
OSSIAN...DECATUR...BERNE...MARION...GAS CITY...UPLAND...
HARTFORD CITY...MONTPELIER...PORTLAND...DUNKIRK...PAULDING...
ANTWERP...PAYNE...OTTAWA...LEIPSIC...COLUMBUS GROVE...
CONTINENTAL...PANDORA...VAN WERT...OHIO CITY...LIMA...
SPENCERVILLE
1217 PM EDT TUE SEP 27 2016 /1117 AM CDT TUE SEP 27 2016/

...INCREASED FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON DURING HARVEST OPERATIONS...

WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 25 TO NEAR
30 MPH ARE EXPECTED DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. A DRY AIR MASS
WILL BE IN PLACE ACROSS THE AREA AS WELL WITH HUMIDITY VALUES
BELOW 35 PERCENT IN MANY LOCATIONS. SOUTH OF ROUTE 30...HUMIDITY
VALUES COULD DROP INTO THE 25 TO 30 PERCENT RANGE. WHILE MOST
FUELS REMAIN MOIST AND GREEN...FALL CROPS CONTINUE TO DRY AND HARVEST
OPERATIONS ARE UNDERWAY IN MANY AREAS. HOT EQUIPMENT TEMPERATURES
MAY ALLOW FOR AN INCREASED RISK OF FIELD FIRES IN BOTH HARVESTED
AND UNHARVESTED FIELDS THAT COULD GO OUT OF CONTROL WHILE WINDS
REMAIN ON THE GUSTY SIDE.

CAUTION IS ADVISED THIS AFTERNOON WHILE FARMERS TAKE THE
OPPORTUNITY TO HARVEST BEFORE WETTER CONDITIONS ARRIVE.

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