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Fire Weather Watch

By HBTV
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | 3:02 PM
https://hbtv.us/news/?story_id=1995

Photo Courtesy of NWS Birmingham
Here's a message from the National Weather Service in Birmingham for Marion and 
Winston Counties regarding outdoor burning.
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY FOR
ALL OF CENTRAL ALABAMA...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR ALL OF CENTRAL ALABAMA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY. A
FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS FIRE WEATHER WATCH
IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY 11 AM THROUGH 6 PM CST FRIDAY.

* WINDS...WILL BE FROM THE NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WILL DROP AS LOW AS 16 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...OF A DRY AIRMASS AND WINDY CONDITIONS COMBINED WILL
  RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS. OUTDOOR BURNING IS
  NOT RECOMMENDED.

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 AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME
FIRE BEHAVIOR.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED
FLAG WARNINGS.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE FIRE CONDITIONS...PLEASE
CONTACT THE ALABAMA FORESTRY COMMISSION AT
WWW.FORESTRY.ALABAMA.GOV.
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