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Fire Weather Warning
IAZ040-041-051-052-063-064-076-077-087-088-098-011645-
/O.UPG.KDVN.FW.A.0001.150401T1500Z-150402T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KDVN.FW.W.0001.150401T1800Z-150402T0000Z/
BUCHANAN-DELAWARE-BENTON-LINN-IOWA-JOHNSON-KEOKUK-WASHINGTON-
JEFFERSON-HENRY IA-VAN BUREN-
342 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 FOR PORTIONS OF
EASTERN IOWA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN QUAD CITIES 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 THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...PORTIONS OF EASTERN IOWA ROUGHLY ALONG AND
WEST OF A LINE FROM MANCHESTER TO MOUNT PLEASANT.

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

* WINDS...SOUTH 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

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

* TEMPERATURES...75 TO 80.

* GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX...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 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. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT
RECOMMENDED.

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