Fire Weather Warning:
Issued at: 3:42 am CDT on April 1, 2015, expires at: 7:00 PM CDT on April 01, 2015
- ...Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM CDT this evening for extreme fire conditions for portions of eastern Iowa... The National Weather Service in Quad Cities has issued a red flag warning for extreme fire conditions...which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM CDT this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.
- Affected area...portions of eastern Iowa roughly along and west of a line from Manchester to Mount Pleasant.
- Timing...winds will increase Wednesday morning...with the most dangerous conditions expected Wednesday 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...very high to extreme.
- Impacts...any fires will spread very rapidly and be very difficult to control in these dangerous conditions. Outdoor burning is highly 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.