Fire Weather Watch:

Issued at: 3:59 PM CDT on March 31, 2015, expires at: 7:00 PM CDT on April 01, 2015
  • ...Fire Weather Watch in effect from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening for extreme fire conditions for portions of eastern Iowa... The National Weather Service in Quad Cities has issued a Fire Weather Watch for extreme fire conditions...which is in effect from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening.
  • Affected area...portions of eastern Iowa
  • timing...winds will increase Wednesday morning...with the most dangerous conditions expected Wednesday afternoon.
  • Winds...south 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
  • Relative low as 25 to 30 percent.
  • Temperatures...highs in the mid to upper 70s.
  • GFDI...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 Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag warnings.

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