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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1203 PM CDT TUE SEP 27 2016

ILZ012>014-019>023-032-033-039-280000-
/O.NEW.KLOT.FW.W.0001.160927T1703Z-160928T0000Z/
KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-KANKAKEE-LIVINGSTON-
IROQUOIS-FORD-
1203 PM CDT TUE SEP 27 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR HIGH
FIRE DANGER FOR PARTS OF NORTHEAST AND CENTRAL ILLINOIS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR HIGH FIRE DANGER...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT
THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 012 KANE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  013 DUPAGE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 014 COOK...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  019 LA SALLE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 020 KENDALL...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 021 GRUNDY...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 022 WILL...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 023 KANKAKEE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 032 LIVINGSTON...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 033 IROQUOIS AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 039 FORD.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TIMING...THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 20 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...POTENTIALLY RAPID FIRE GROWTH.

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 CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
431 AM CDT TUE SEP 27 2016

ILZ003>006-008-010>014-019>023-032-033-039-INZ001-002-010-011-019-
280945-
WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE ILLINOIS-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-
DUPAGE-COOK-LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-KANKAKEE-LIVINGSTON-
IROQUOIS-FORD-LAKE INDIANA-PORTER-NEWTON-JASPER-BENTON-
431 AM CDT TUE SEP 27 2016 /531 AM EDT TUE SEP 27 2016/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
NORTHEAST ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

WEATHER HAZARDS EXPECTED:

  ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER RISK.

DISCUSSION:

INCREASED FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON AS RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES
FALL TO AROUND 25 TO 30 PERCENT...MAINLY ALONG AND SOUTH OF
INTERSTATE 80.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

WEDNESDAY...
  LIMITED THUNDERSTORM RISK.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NECESSARY THROUGH TONIGHT.

&&

$$



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