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Fire Danger Updated to Red Flag Warning

March 14th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington has
issued a Red Flag Warning for gusty winds and low humidity, which
is in effect from 8 AM this morning to 10 PM EDT this evening.
The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* WINDS...Northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...15 to 25 percent.

* IMPACTS...Critical fire weather conditions are expected to
  develop today. All outdoor burning is discouraged, as fires
  could rapidly spread and become uncontrollable.

* FUEL MOISTURE...3 to 6 percent for fine fuels.


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. Be careful of heat and
sparks while operating any equipment, and avoid smoking in
wildland areas.