Red Flag Warning Issued for Clarion County, Surrounding Areas

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a Red Flag Warning for Clarion County and the surrounding areas.

The National Weather Service issued the following Fire Weather Message at 1121 AM EDT FRI APR 5 2013:

MERCER-VENANGO-FOREST-LAWRENCE-BUTLER-CLARION-JEFFERSON PA-BEAVER-ALLEGHENY-ARMSTRONG-INDIANA-WASHINGTON-GREENE-WESTMORELAND-WESTMORELAND RIDGES-FAYETTE-FAYETTE RIDGES-

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA…FIRE WEATHER ZONES 007…008…009…013…014…015…016…020…021…022…023…029…031…073…074…075 AND 076.

* WIND…NORTHWEST INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30MPH.

* HUMIDITY…FALLING TO AROUND 25 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS…ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS…LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES…AND DRY FINE FUELS. ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP MAY QUICKLY GET OUT OF CONTROL AND BECOME DIFFICULT TO CONTAIN.


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