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Last Updated: 03:39 AM. Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 EDT

Until 09:00 AM. Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018

FLZ052-141945- /O.NEW.KTBW.FW.W.0007.180314T1600Z-180315T0100Z/ Polk- 337 AM EDT Wed Mar 14 2018 …RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR POLK COUNTY DUE TO HIGH ERC VALUES AND LONG DURATIONS OF CRITICALLY LOW HUMIDITIES… The National Weather Service in Tampa Bay Area – Ruskin FL has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from noon today to 9 PM EDT this evening. * AFFECTED AREA…Polk. * WIND…N 5-10 mph switching to the NW in the afternoon hours. * HUMIDITY…24 to 31 percent * ERC…37 to 39 * 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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2018-03-14 07:44:07

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