Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
338 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ON WEDNESDAY...

.STRONG WINDS...HIGHLY COMBUSTIBLE SURFACE FUELS...AND LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO PRODUCE DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS.

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EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-CALHOUN-WEBSTER-
HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-STORY-
MARSHALL-TAMA-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK-ADAIR-MADISON-
WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA-UNION-CLARKE-LUCAS-MONROE-WAPELLO-RINGGOLD-
DECATUR-WAYNE-APPANOOSE-DAVIS-
338 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS....

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

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE STEADILY AFTER SUNRISE
  WEDNESDAY...WITH THE MOST DANGEROUS CONDITIONS PERSISTING
  THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

* WIND...SOUTH INCREASING TO 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 40
  MPH AT TIMES.

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

* FUEL...GRASSES REMAIN NEARLY 100 PERCENT CURED AND SURFACE FUELS
  ARE HIGHLY COMBUSTIBLE.

* 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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LEE


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