Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS San Juan, PR

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FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
606 AM AST FRI MAY 1 2015

...ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED FOR NORTH AND
NORTHWEST COASTAL PUERTO RICO TODAY...

HOT AND DRY AIR IS STILL MOVING ACROSS PUERTO RICO FROM THE
SOUTHEAST WHILE THE UPPER LEVEL RIDGE REMAINS ABOVE THE ISLAND.
SUNSHINE WILL BE INTENSE AGAIN TODAY AND WILL CAUSE HOT AND DRY
CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY FOR THE NORTH COASTAL SECTIONS OF PUERTO
RICO WHERE TEMPERATURES WILL REACH THE UPPER 80S TO MID 90S.
RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES ACROSS THE AREA WILL TO FALL CLOSE TO
CRITICAL VALUES AROUND NOON TO LATE AFTERNOON. THE LOWEST RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES WILL BE BETWEEN 42 AND 52 PERCENT WITH THE LOWEST
VALUES EXTENDING FROM ARECIBO TO SAN JUAN METRO. THE WINDS WILL
BE MODERATE FROM THE SOUTHEAST AND SOME LOCATIONS WILL GUST TO
AROUND 25 MPH. VERY LITTLE OR NO SEA BREEZE IS EXPECTED AGAIN
TODAY.

VERY GRADUAL IMPROVEMENT IS EXPECTED IN TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY
THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. THE UPPER RIDGE
WILL MOVE SLIGHTLY MORE INTO THE ATLANTIC WHILE TRADE WINDS
RETURN CLOSER TO NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF SEASON. HOWEVER...STILL
NO SIGNIFICANT RAIN IS EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.

FIRE AND EMERGENCY OFFICIALS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE BECOMING MORE CONDUCIVE FOR THE IGNITION AND
SPREAD OF WILDFIRES.

FIRE DANGER STATEMENTS ARE ISSUED WHEN FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE APPROACHING...BUT NOT MEETING OR EXCEEDING...RED FLAG WARNING
CRITERIA.

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