Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
335 AM CST Mon Feb 26 2024

...Extreme Fire Weather Conditions Today...

.Record-breaking warmth will combine with winds out of the
southwest gusting to 30-35 mph at times, antecedent dry
conditions, and relative humidity dropping under 25 percent
through much of central Iowa. This will result in extreme fire
weather conditions across much of the state.

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335 AM CST Mon Feb 26 2024

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO
6 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR MUCH OF IOWA...

* AFFECTED AREA...All of Central Iowa

* WIND...Out of the southwest at 15-25 mph, gusting to 30-35 mph.

* HUMIDITY...15 to 25 percent during the afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended. A few counties in central to
  western Iowa already have burn bans in effect.

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.

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