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Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
532 AM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7
PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR WAKULLA COUNTY IN THE FLORIDA BIG BEND
DUE TO LONG DURATIONS OF LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND HIGH ERC
VALUES...

...A FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR
ALL OF THE FLORIDA BIG BEND AND EXTREME EASTERN SECTIONS OF THE
FLORIDA PANHANDLE DUE TO LONG DURATIONS OF LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
AND POSSIBLE HIGH ERC VALUES...

.DESPITE THE VERY COOL AIR OVER THE REGION TODAY...THE VERY DRY
CONDITIONS WILL DROP AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITIES DOWN TO RED
FLAG LEVELS FOR 4 TO 5 HOURS ACROSS PARTS OF THE FLORIDA BIG BEND
AND PANHANDLE. HOWEVER...ONLY WAKULLA COUNTY IN THE FLORIDA BIG
BEND IS FORECAST TO REACH AN ERC OF 37...SO A RED FLAG WARNING HAS
BEEN ISSUED FOR THIS COUNTY ONLY FOR TODAY. ON SUNDAY...RH VALUES
ARE EXPECTED TO BE BELOW CRITICAL LEVELS EVEN LONGER FOR A LARGER
PORTION OF NORTH FLORIDA...AND WITH ERC VALUES STILL QUITE UNCERTAIN
AT THIS TIME...DECIDED TO ISSUE A FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR ALL OF
THE FLORIDA BIG BEND AND JACKSON AND CALHOUN COUNTIES IN THE
FLORIDA PANHANDLE. OVER OUR ALABAMA AND GEORGIA COUNTIES...RED
FLAG CONDITIONS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BE MET AT THIS TIME DUE TO THE
DIFFERNT CRITERIA.

FLZ011-013-015>019-026-028-029-034-115-118-128-134-282100-
/O.NEW.KTAE.FW.A.0005.150329T1600Z-150329T2300Z/
JACKSON-CALHOUN-INLAND FRANKLIN-GADSDEN-LEON-INLAND JEFFERSON-
MADISON-LIBERTY-INLAND TAYLOR-LAFAYETTE-INLAND DIXIE-
COASTAL FRANKLIN-COASTAL JEFFERSON-COASTAL TAYLOR-COASTAL DIXIE-
532 AM EDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...A FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...ALL OF THE FLORIDA BIG BEND AND JACKSON AND
  CALHOUN COUNTIES IN THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE.

* WIND...NORTHWEST 5 TO 12 MPH TODAY AND NORTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH ON
  SUNDAY.

* HUMIDITY...MINIMUM OF 19 PERCENT WELL INLAND.

* THUNDERSTORMS...NONE.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$

17-GOULD



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