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Pinellas-Polk-Coastal Manatee-Coastal Charlotte-Inland Manatee-
Inland Charlotte-Inland Lee-
357 AM EDT Sat Mar 24 2018
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT
THIS EVENING FOR LONG DURATIONS OF LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES
AND HIGH ERC VALUES...
The National Weather Service in Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL has
issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from noon to 8 PM
* AFFECTED AREA...Pinellas...Polk...Coastal Manatee...Coastal
Charlotte...Inland Manatee...Inland Charlotte...Inland Lee.
* WIND... South to Southeast 5 to 10 mph. Turning southwest near
the coast in the afternoon.
* HUMIDITY...27 to 34 percent.
* ERC...38 to 45.
* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.
A RED FLAG WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN VERY FAVORABLE CONDITIONS FOR
THE SPREAD OF WILDFIRE ARE OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL OCCUR WITHIN
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.