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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
424 AM CDT MON MAR 30 2015

IAZ004-005-015-023>025-033>036-044>048-057>060-070>073-081>083-
092-093-310930-
EMMET-KOSSUTH-PALO ALTO-POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-SAC-CALHOUN-
WEBSTER-HAMILTON-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-STORY-AUDUBON-
GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-
TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-
424 AM CDT MON MAR 30 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL IOWA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

FIRE DANGER WILL REACH THE EXTREME CATEGORY ACROSS THE OUTLOOK
AREA THIS AFTERNOON. A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE
AREA. PLEASE REFER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/DESMOINES FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY...MAINLY IN
THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. A FEW SEVERE STORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE.
AT THIS TIME LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WIND APPEAR TO BE THE
THREATS WITH STORMS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
414 AM CDT MON MAR 30 2015

...EXTREME FIRE DANGER ACROSS WESTERN HALF OF IOWA THIS AFTERNOON
INTO EARLY EVENING...

IAZ004-005-015-023>025-033>036-044>048-057>060-070>073-081>083-
092-093-301715-
/O.NEW.KDMX.FW.W.0004.150330T1700Z-150331T0000Z/
EMMET-KOSSUTH-PALO ALTO-POCAHONTAS-HUMBOLDT-WRIGHT-SAC-CALHOUN-
WEBSTER-HAMILTON-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-STORY-AUDUBON-
GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-
TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-
414 AM CDT MON MAR 30 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CDT THIS
EVENING FOR EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS....

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS AT 20 TO 25 MPH WITH FREQUENT
  GUSTS TO 30 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...HUMIDITY VALUES WILL DROP TO AROUND 20
  PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON.

* FUEL...GRASSES REMAIN NEARLY 100 PERCENT CURED ACROSS THE
  WARNING AREA.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO
  SPREAD VERY RAPIDLY DUE TO WINDY AND DRY CONDITIONS. ANY OUTDOOR
  BURNING IS HIGHLY DISCOURAGED AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED TODAY.

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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