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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:51 AM EDT Mar. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 7 PM
EDT this evening due to high winds and low humidity...

The National Weather Service in Tampa Bay area - Ruskin FL has
issued a red flag warning, which is in effect from 2 PM this
afternoon to 7 PM EDT this evening.

* Affected area... Polk... Highlands... inland Charlotte... inland

* Wind... NW at 15 to 20 mph with gusts of up to 30 mph

* humidity... 30 to 35 percent

* erc... 30 to 35.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
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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