Tama County, Iowa
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Fire Weather Warning
IAZ044>050-162245-
/O.EXA.KDMX.FW.W.0002.140416T1700Z-140416T2300Z/
CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-STORY-MARSHALL-TAMA-
944 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 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 UNTIL
6 PM CDT THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR FROM MID MORNING TO
MID AFTERNOON. RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL FALL THROUGHOUT THE
MORNING AND BOTTOM OUT DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS.

* WIND...SOUTH TURNING TOWARD SOUTHWEST AT 25 TO 30 MPH WITH
GUSTS TO NEAR 45 MPH AT TIMES.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...FALLING TO AROUND 25 PERCENT.

* FUEL...FUELS SHOULD DRY QUICKLY AND WILL BURN EASILY.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT START MAY SPREAD RAPIDLY DUE TO THE
VERY STRONG WINDS.

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.

&&

$$

Wind Advisory
IAZ036>039-047>050-060>062-074-075-085-086-096-097-162300-
/O.CON.KDMX.WI.Y.0012.140416T1800Z-140416T2300Z/
HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-BOONE-STORY-MARSHALL-TAMA-POLK-
JASPER-POWESHIEK-MARION-MAHASKA-MONROE-WAPELLO-APPANOOSE-DAVIS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEBSTER CITY...IOWA FALLS...ELDORA...
ACKLEY...GRUNDY CENTER...REINBECK...CONRAD...DIKE...WELLSBURG...
WATERLOO...CEDAR FALLS...BOONE...AMES...MARSHALLTOWN...TAMA...
TOLEDO...TRAER...DYSART...GLADBROOK...DES MOINES...NEWTON...
GRINNELL...PELLA...KNOXVILLE...OSKALOOSA...ALBIA...OTTUMWA...
CENTERVILLE...BLOOMFIELD
949 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
6 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...WINDS WILL PEAK THIS AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...SOUTH TURNING TOWARD SOUTHWEST AND INCREASING TO AROUND
30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 45 MPH.

* IMPACTS...THE STRONG WINDS WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT TODAY
ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE OR LIGHT WEIGHT VEHICLES ON NORTH
SOUTH ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS
THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

$$

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