red flag warnings this afternoon

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it’s a hot one today with highs 85-90 with low humidities and a decent sw wind, with a few dry days in a row condtions are favorable for some forset fires across the region. several fires have already been reported in areas such as the daniel boone national forest.

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT /5 PM CDT/ THIS
EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOUISVILLE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT /5 PM CDT/ THIS
EVENING.

GUSTY SOUTHERLY WINDS…LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES… AND HIGH
TEMPERATURES IN THE MID 80S ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON. IN
ADDITION FUEL MOISTURES ARE EXPECTED TO BE LOW. THE COMBINATION OF
THESE WILL CONTRIBUTE TO MEET OR EXCEED CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
THRESHOLDS THIS AFTERNOON.

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 WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM
EDT THIS EVENING…

.PERSISTENT AND GUSTY SOUTHERLY WINDS…LOW HUMIDITIES…AND DRY
FUELS ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON. THIS WILL OCCUR…AS WEAKENING
HIGH PRESSURE SLIDES OFF TO THE EAST AND LOW PRESSURE ADVANCES
FROM THE WEST. WITH TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TO AGAIN RISE INTO THE
MID AND UPPER 80S…AND GUSTY WINDS AND DRIER AIR TO MIX DOWN FROM
THE LOWER LEVELS OF THE ATMOSPHERE…CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THRESHOLDS
ARE EXPECTED TO BE MET DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. THIS RED FLAG
WARNING INCLUDES THE DANIEL BOONE NATIONAL FOREST.

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FLEMING-MONTGOMERY-BATH-ROWAN-ESTILL-POWELL-MENIFEE-ROCKCASTLE-
JACKSON-PULASKI-LAUREL-WAYNE-MCCREARY-WOLFE-LEE-OWSLEY-
907 AM EDT MON APR 27 2009

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM
EDT THIS EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM EDT
THIS EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

THE RED FLAG WARNING INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING FIRE WEATHER ZONES:
IN KENTUCKY…44…50…51…52…58…59…60…68…69
…79…80…83…84…108…111…114

20 FOOT WINDS WILL AVERAGE NEAR 15 MPH AT TIMES DURING THE AFTERNOON
HOURS WITH GUSTS AROUND 25 MPH EXPECTED. IN ADDITION…RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES ARE EXPECTED TO FALL INTO THE 22 TO 27 PERCENT RANGE. THE
GUSTY WINDS WILL SLACKEN DURING THE EVENING.

 

i’ll update the rest of the forecast  later on today.

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