Red Flag Warning



URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Cleveland OH
141 PM EST Thu Nov 19 2020

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON...

.Strong winds and low relative humidity this afternoon will
cause any fires that occur to spread rapidly. Please refrain from
open burning and report any fires that you may see.

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141 PM EST Thu Nov 19 2020

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST FOR WIND AND LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR MUCH OF THE REGION...

The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a Red Flag
Warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect
until 7 PM EST this evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire Weather Zone 003 Lucas, Fire Weather Zone
  006 Wood, Fire Weather Zone 007 Ottawa, Fire Weather Zone 008
  Sandusky, Fire Weather Zone 009 Erie, Fire Weather Zone 010
  Lorain, Fire Weather Zone 011 Cuyahoga, Fire Weather Zone 017
  Hancock, Fire Weather Zone 018 Seneca, Fire Weather Zone 019
  Huron, Fire Weather Zone 020 Medina, Fire Weather Zone 027
  Wyandot, Fire Weather Zone 028 Crawford, Fire Weather Zone 029
  Richland, Fire Weather Zone 030 Ashland, Fire Weather Zone 031
  Wayne, Fire Weather Zone 036 Marion, Fire Weather Zone 037
  Morrow, Fire Weather Zone 038 Holmes and Fire Weather Zone 047
  Knox.

* TIMING...until 7 pm EST.

* WINDS...Southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 23 percent.

* TEMPERATURES...In the low 60s.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning is issued when critical fire weather
conditions are occurring or are imminent. A combination of winds,
low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to
extreme fire spread and fire behavior.

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