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Special Statement

Statement as of 10:30 AM CDT on April 01, 2015

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on April 01, 2015


... Very high fire danger from late this morning into this
evening...

The combination of dry vegetation... relative humidity as low as 25
percent... and south winds gusting between 30 to 35 mph... will
result in elevated fire weather conditions. If a grass fire or
wildfire were to develop it would spread rapidly. Therefore...
outdoor burning is strongly discouraged.

The fire danger will gradually decrease through the evening
hours... after 7 PM... as winds slowly subside and relative humidity
increases.


Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 4:32 PM CDT on April 01, 2015

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on April 01, 2015


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

* affected area... all of eastern Iowa and far northwest Illinois.

* Timing... through early evening.

* Winds... south 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 17 to 22 percent.

* Temperatures... in the upper 70s and lower 80s.

* 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.





Public Information Statement

Statement as of 3:09 PM CDT on April 01, 2015



... Highest wind gust reports past 6 hours ...

Location speed time/date
3 NNW Ely 45 mph 0235 PM 04/01
3 NNE Lafayette 39 mph 0227 PM 04/01
Cedar Rapids Arpt 39 mph 0235 PM 04/01
1 NNE Olin 39 mph 0255 PM 04/01
2 WNW Palisades State Park 39 mph 0227 PM 04/01
Williamsburg 38 mph 0244 PM 04/01
Independence Arpt 38 mph 0255 PM 04/01
Dubuque Arpt 37 mph 0223 PM 04/01
Monticello Arpt 37 mph 0255 PM 04/01
Davenport Arpt 36 mph 0238 PM 04/01
Muscatine Arpt 36 mph 0235 PM 04/01
1 E Brandon 36 mph 0116 PM 04/01
Vinton Arpt 36 mph 0155 PM 04/01
Washington Arpt 35 mph 0135 PM 04/01
Vinton 34 mph 1255 PM 04/01
1 NE Delta 34 mph 0110 PM 04/01
1 N Williamsburg 34 mph 0240 PM 04/01
2 SSE Osborn 33 mph 0258 PM 04/01
Fairfield Arpt 33 mph 0235 PM 04/01
Iowa City Arpt 33 mph 0232 PM 04/01
2 W University Heights 33 mph 0212 PM 04/01
1 W Maquoketa 33 mph 0223 PM 04/01
Burlington Arpt 32 mph 0250 PM 04/01
Clinton Arpt 32 mph 0235 PM 04/01
1 E Hiawatha 32 mph 0230 PM 04/01
Raritan 32 mph 0233 PM 04/01
Keokuk Arpt 32 mph 0215 PM 04/01
1 NNE Cantril 32 mph 0142 PM 04/01
quad city Intl Arpt 32 mph 0228 PM 04/01
1 W DeWitt 32 mph 0155 PM 04/01
Fort Madison Arpt 31 mph 0255 PM 04/01
2 NE Sheffield 31 mph 0225 PM 04/01
Mount Pleasant Arpt 31 mph 0235 PM 04/01
Cedar Rapids 31 mph 0240 PM 04/01
3 SSW Cedar Rapids 31 mph 0240 PM 04/01
Erie 30 mph 0210 PM 04/01
1 ENE Marion 30 mph 0229 PM 04/01
Julien 30 mph 0252 PM 04/01
2 NW Moline 30 mph 0233 PM 04/01
Macomb Arpt 30 mph 0255 PM 04/01
1 WNW Gulfport 30 mph 0230 PM 04/01
1 E Dubuque 29 mph 0251 PM 04/01
1 WNW Eldridge 29 mph 0244 PM 04/01
2 E Muscatine 29 mph 0225 PM 04/01
1 SW Colmar 29 mph 0110 PM 04/01
4 se Maysville 29 mph 0210 PM 04/01
1 NE Marion 28 mph 0226 PM 04/01
2 W Lime City 28 mph 1240 PM 04/01
2 ESE Hiawatha 27 mph 0226 PM 04/01
1 NNE North Liberty 27 mph 0246 PM 04/01
2 NE Freeport 27 mph 0225 PM 04/01
1 SSE Manchester 27 mph 0241 PM 04/01
4 ESE Oakland Mills 27 mph 0115 PM 04/01
Unionville 26 mph 0251 PM 04/01
Garrison 26 mph 0138 PM 04/01
Freeport Arpt 26 mph 0235 PM 04/01
Hamilton 26 mph 0225 PM 04/01
3 ENE Bentley 25 mph 0138 PM 04/01
Stronghurst 25 mph 0228 PM 04/01
Kewanee Municipal 25 mph 0211 PM 04/01
1 ESE Dubuque 25 mph 0242 PM 04/01
2 ESE Scioto Mills 25 mph 0253 PM 04/01

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposure. Not all data listed are considered official.


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