Red Flag Warning issued for tomorrow – 6/28/2012

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for tomorrow for our area:

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
216 PM EDT WED JUN 27 2012

…CRITICAL FIRE DANGER ON THURSDAY…

.VERY HOT TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 100S COMBINED WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AROUND 20 PERCENT AND STRONG GUSTY WEST WINDS WILL LEAD TO A CRITICAL FIRE DANGER RISK THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EDT /9 AM CDT/ TO 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ THURSDAY FOR CRITICAL FIRE DANGER FOR MUCH OF NORTHERN INDIANA AND NORTHWEST OHIO…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING FOR CRITICAL FIRE DANGER…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM EDT /9 AM CDT/ TO 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ THURSDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 001 WILLIAMS…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 002 FULTON OH…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 004 DEFIANCE…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 005 ELKHART…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 005 HENRY…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 006 LAGRANGE…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 007 STEUBEN…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 008 NOBLE…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 009 DE KALB…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 012 STARKE…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 013 PULASKI…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 014 MARSHALL…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 015 FULTON IN… FIRE WEATHER ZONE 015 PAULDING…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 016 KOSCIUSKO…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 016 PUTNAM…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 017 WHITLEY…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 018 ALLEN IN…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 020 WHITE…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 022 CASS IN…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 023 MIAMI…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 024 WABASH…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 024 VAN WERT…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 025 HUNTINGTON…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 025 ALLEN OH…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 026 WELLS…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 027 ADAMS…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 032 GRANT…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 033 BLACKFORD AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 034 JAY.

* WINDS…WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TIMING…MID MORNING THROUGH EARLY EVENING THURSDAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AS LOW AS 20 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES…103 TO 107.

* LIGHTNING…NONE.

* IMPACTS…NEARLY ALL NORTHERN INDIANA COUNTIES REMAIN UNDER BURN BANS DUE TO THE THREAT OF WILDFIRES.

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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