Mahaska County, Iowa
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Fire Weather Warning
IAZ004>007-015>017-023>028-034>039-045>050-058>062-071>075-
082>086-093>097-011700-
/O.UPG.KDMX.FW.A.0003.150401T1500Z-150402T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KDMX.FW.W.0005.150401T1800Z-150402T0000Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-
HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-STORY-
MARSHALL-TAMA-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK-ADAIR-MADISON-
WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA-UNION-CLARKE-LUCAS-MONROE-WAPELLO-RINGGOLD-
DECATUR-WAYNE-APPANOOSE-DAVIS-
346 AM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM
CDT THIS EVENING FOR EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS....

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER
WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...THE WIND WILL STEADILY INCREASE THROUGH THE MORNING
BECOMING STRONG AND GUSTY THIS AFTERNOON. THE MOST DANGEROUS
CONDITIONS WILL EXIST BETWEEN 2 PM AND 5 PM.

* WIND...SOUTH INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 40
MPH AT TIMES.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 25 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON.

* FUEL...GRASSES REMAIN NEARLY 100 PERCENT CURED AND SURFACE
FUELS ARE HIGHLY COMBUSTIBLE.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES WILL SPREAD VERY RAPIDLY AND BE VERY
DIFFICULT TO CONTROL IN THESE DANGEROUS CONDITIONS. OUTDOOR
BURNING IS HIGHLY DISCOURAGED AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED.

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 WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

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