Fire Weather Warning:

Issued at: 4:32 PM CDT on April 1, 2015, expires at: 7:00 PM CDT on April 01, 2015
  • ...Red flag warning remains in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening for portions of eastern Iowa and northwest Illinois due to extreme fire weather conditions...
  • affected area...all of eastern Iowa and far northwest Illinois.
  • Timing...through early evening.
  • Winds...south 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
  • Relative humidity...as low as 17 to 22 percent.
  • Temperatures...in the upper 70s and lower 80s.
  • Grassland fire danger index...extreme.
  • Impacts...if a grass fire or wildfire were to develop it would spread rapidly and would be very difficult to control. Outdoor burning is strongly 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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