Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
401 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...EXTREME FIRE DANGER ACROSS MUCH OF IOWA INTO THE EARLY
EVENING...

.STRONG SOUTH WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND HIGHLY
COMBUSTIBLE SURFACE FUELS WILL MAKE FOR EXTREMELY DANGEROUS FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS TODAY.

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EMMET-KOSSUTH-WINNEBAGO-WORTH-PALO ALTO-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-SAC-CALHOUN-
WEBSTER-HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-
BOONE-STORY-MARSHALL-TAMA-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-
POWESHIEK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA-ADAMS-UNION-
CLARKE-LUCAS-MONROE-WAPELLO-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-DECATUR-WAYNE-
APPANOOSE-DAVIS-
401 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING
FOR EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS....

* TIMING...STRONG WINDS WINDS WILL PERSIST INTO THE EARLY EVENING
  WITH FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.

* WIND...SOUTH AT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 40 MPH AT TIMES.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 20 PERCENT.

* FUEL...GRASSES REMAIN NEARLY 100 PERCENT DORMANT AND CURED WITH
  SURFACE FUELS 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 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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