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NWS: Red Flag Warning in effect until 8 p.m. this evening

 

 

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for our area in effect until 8 p.m. this evening:

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1248 PM EDT MON OCT 19 2015

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1248 PM EDT MON OCT 19 2015 /1148 AM CDT MON OCT 19 2015/

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS…LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AND DRY FINE FUELS ACROSS NORTHERN INDIANA…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING.

* WIND…SOUTH SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH A FEW GUSTS TO 35 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…RISING INTO THE MID 60S…WITH UPPER 60S POSSIBLE NORTHWEST INDIANA.

* HUMIDITY…22 TO 25 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS…CONTROL OF GRASS AND BRUSH FIRES COULD BE LOST RAPIDLY…POTENTIALLY IMPACTING ADJACENT FIELDS AND BUILDINGS. BURNING OF ANY NATURE IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

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.

 

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