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Iowa, Linn

Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 10:44 AM CDT on April 01, 2015

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on April 01, 2015


... Red flag warning remains in effect until 7 PM CDT for portions
of eastern Iowa due to extreme fire weather conditions...

* affected area... portions of eastern Iowa roughly along and
west of a line from Manchester to Mount Pleasant.

* Timing... the most dangerous conditions are expected this
afternoon.

* Winds... south 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 25 percent.

* Temperatures... 75 to 80.

* Grassland fire danger index... extreme.

* Impacts... if a grass fire or wildfire were to develop it would
spread rapidly and would be very difficult to control. Outdoor
burning is strongly 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 can
contribute to extreme fire behavior. Outdoor burning is not
recommended.




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