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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
257 AM CST Sun Mar 3 2024

...Very High to Extreme Fire Weather Conditions Today...

.Breezy southwest winds, low humidity, and record warmth will all
combine to produce very high to extreme fire weather conditions
over portions of central and southeast Iowa from late this
morning into the afternoon. Winds may gust as high as 30 to 40
mph, with relative humidity of 25 percent or less at times during
the afternoon. This will lead to fire weather conditions
considerably worse than yesterday.

IAZ037>039-047>050-058>062-070>075-081>086-092>097-031700-
/O.CON.KDMX.FW.W.0003.240303T1500Z-240304T0000Z/
Hardin-Grundy-Black Hawk-Boone-Story-Marshall-Tama-Guthrie-Dallas-
Polk-Jasper-Poweshiek-Cass-Adair-Madison-Warren-Marion-Mahaska-
Adams-Union-Clarke-Lucas-Monroe-Wapello-Taylor-Ringgold-Decatur-
Wayne-Appanoose-Davis-
257 AM CST Sun Mar 3 2024

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO
6 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR MUCH OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST IOWA...

* AFFECTED AREA...Much of central and southeast Iowa, along and
  southeast of a line from Atlantic, to Boone, to Waterloo.

* WIND...South to southwest winds 20 to 25 mph, with gusts 30
  to 40 mph at times.

* HUMIDITY..As low as 20 to 35 percent during the afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning should be postponed to a more suitable day. Many
  central Iowa counties already have burn bans in effect.

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.

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