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The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for today:

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
508 AM EDT THU OCT 21 2010

…RED FLAG WARNING CONDITIONS EXPECTED AGAIN TODAY…

.WINDS WILL INCREASE AND HUMIDITY WILL DROP OVER NORTHWEST OHIO AND PORTIONS OF NORTHERN INDIANA. CONDITIONS WILL BECOME FAVORABLE LATER TODAY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS AGAIN FROM MIDDAY INTO THIS EVENING. ALTHOUGH
TEMPERATURES WILL BE COOLER TODAY THAN YESTERDAY…VERY DRY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST. BREEZY TO WINDY CONDITIONS WILL CAUSE ANY
FIRES IN FIELDS OF DRY GRASS OR DRY CROPS TO QUICKLY GET OUT OF CONTROL.

[…] …RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT /11 AM CDT/ TODAY TO 9 PM EDT /8 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT /11 AM CDT/ TODAY TO 9 PM EDT /8 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

THE COMBINATION OF EXTREMELY DRY CONDITIONS WITH BREEZY TO WINDY CONDITIONS TODAY WILL CAUSE ANY FIRES IN FIELDS OF DRY GRASS OR DRY CROPS TO QUICKLY GET OUT OF CONTROL AND SPREAD RAPIDLY.

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 DRY FUELS WILL CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

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