Van Buren County, Iowa
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Fire Weather Watch
IAZ040-041-051-052-063-064-076-077-087-088-098-010500-
/O.NEW.KDVN.FW.A.0001.150401T1500Z-150402T0000Z/
BUCHANAN-DELAWARE-BENTON-LINN-IOWA-JOHNSON-KEOKUK-WASHINGTON-
JEFFERSON-HENRY IA-VAN BUREN-
359 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS FOR PORTIONS OF
EASTERN IOWA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN QUAD CITIES HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH FOR EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...PORTIONS OF EASTERN IOWA

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE WEDNESDAY MORNING...WITH THE MOST
DANGEROUS CONDITIONS EXPECTED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 25 TO 30 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 70S.

* GFDI...VERY HIGH TO EXTREME.

* 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 FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

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Special Weather Statement
IAZ040-041-051>053-063>065-067-076>078-087>089-098-099-MOZ009-010-
312200-
BUCHANAN-DELAWARE-BENTON-LINN-JONES-IOWA-JOHNSON-CEDAR-MUSCATINE-
KEOKUK-WASHINGTON-LOUISA-JEFFERSON-HENRY IA-DES MOINES-VAN BUREN-
LEE-SCOTLAND-CLARK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...INDEPENDENCE...MANCHESTER...VINTON...
CEDAR RAPIDS...ANAMOSA...MARENGO...IOWA CITY...TIPTON...
MUSCATINE...SIGOURNEY...WASHINGTON...WAPELLO...FAIRFIELD...
MOUNT PLEASANT...BURLINGTON...KEOSAUQUA....FORT MADISON...
MEMPHIS...KAHOKA
139 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON...

DRY VEGETATION...RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES AS LOW AS 20 TO 25
PERCENT...AND NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTING UP TO 25 MPH...WILL
RESULT IN VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON AND AN
INCREASED THREAT OF RAPIDLY SPREADING FIELD AND GRASS FIRES.
ANY OUTDOOR BURNING IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED DUE TO THE ELEVATED
RISK OF RAPIDLY SPREADING WILD FIRES.

THE FIRE DANGER WILL DECREASE LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING AS
WINDS DIMINISH AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY INCREASES.

$$


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