... Red flag warning remains in effect from noon today to 8 PM EDT
this evening for long durations of low relative humidity values
and high erc values...
The National Weather Service in Tampa Bay area - Ruskin FL has
issued a red flag warning, which is in effect from noon to 8 PM
* Affected area... Pinellas... Polk... coastal Manatee... coastal
Charlotte... inland Manatee... inland Charlotte... inland Lee.
* Wind... south to southeast 5 to 10 mph. Turning southwest near
the coast in the afternoon.
* Humidity... 27 to 34 percent.
* Erc... 38 to 45.
* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.
A red flag warning is issued when very favorable conditions for
the spread of wildfire are occurring now... or will occur within
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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Issued: 3:57 AM EDT Mar. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service