« View county listFire Weather Warning
313 AM EDT Sat Mar 17 2018
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR LONG DURATIONS OF LOW HUMIDITIES
COUPLED WITH HIGH ERC VALUES...
The National Weather Service in Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL has
issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 2 PM to 8 PM
* AFFECTED AREA...Polk.
* WIND...Southeast 5 to 8 mph shifting to the southwest in the
* HUMIDITY...25 to 30 percent.
* ERC...37 to 40.
* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.
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.