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Kentucky, Menifee

Special Statement

Statement as of 12:34 PM EDT on April 19, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on April 19, 2014


... Enhanced fire danger today and again on Sunday...

For this afternoon and early evening a combination of minimum
relative humidity between 20 and 30 percent... sustained winds of 10
to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph... and recent dry weather... will
create an enhanced threat for any wildfires to quickly spread.

An enhanced fire danger will exist again Sunday afternoon... with
minimum relative humidity dropping to 15 to 25 percent. Winds on
Sunday will be lighter than today... with sustained winds of 5 to 10
mph.

Any open burning will be potentially dangerous and is discouraged. In
addition... Kentucky state law prohibits burning within 150 feet of
Woodland or brush land between the hours of 6 am and 6 PM during this
time of year.

Sbh



Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 1:49 PM EDT on April 19, 2014

Expires 6:00 PM EDT on April 19, 2014


... Red flag warning in effect until 6 PM EDT this evening for strong
wind and low relative humidity for the Red River gorge and nearby
Forest areas...

The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a red flag
warning for strong wind and low relative humidity... which is in
effect until 6 PM EDT this evening.

* Affected area... fire weather zone 058 Estill... fire weather
zone 059 Powell... fire weather zone 060 Menifee... fire weather
zone 108 Wolfe and fire weather zone 111 Lee.

* Critical fire weather conditions will exists until early this
evening.

* Winds will be from the east... to northeast at 15 mph... with higher
gusts to 30 mph.

* Minimum relative humidities will drop to around 20 percent.

* The combination of low relative humidity and strong gusty winds
will lead to rapid fire growth and resistance to control.

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.





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