Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Quad Cities IA IL
228 AM CST Sun Mar 3 2024

...Critical Fire Weather Conditions Today...

.Record warm temperatures in the 70s, windy conditions, and dry
vegetation will lead to Critical fire weather conditions through
the afternoon. Forecast GFDI values are in the extreme category
which means if a fire were to start, it would spread rapidly and
exhibit extreme behavior making containment very dangerous!

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228 AM CST Sun Mar 3 2024

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

* TIMING...9 AM to 6 PM.

* WINDS...South 20 to 25 mph with gusts around 40 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 25 to 35 percent.

* IMPACTS...If grass fires were to start, they would spread
  rapidly and be very dangerous to try to contain. Outdoor burning
  is not recommended.

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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