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 The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.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 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.

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