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CAUTION- Red Flag Warning Issued

Apr 30, 2018 08:26AM ● Published by Jerry Bannister

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Chicago IL
442 AM CDT Mon Apr 30 2018

ILZ003>006-008-010>012-019-020-302200-
/O.CON.KLOT.FW.W.0001.180430T1700Z-180501T0100Z/
Winnebago-Boone-McHenry-Lake IL-Ogle-Lee-DeKalb-Kane-La Salle-
Kendall-
442 AM CDT Mon Apr 30 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM CDT
THIS EVENING FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR PORTIONS OF
NORTHERN ILLINOIS..

* Affected Area...Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Lake IL, Ogle, Lee,
  DeKalb, Kane, La Salle and Kendall.

* 20 Foot Winds...South 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Timing...This afternoon and early evening.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 15 to 25 percent.

* Impacts...The combination of strong winds, very low relative
  humidity, exceptionally dry fuels, and warm temperatures will
  promote extremely dangerous behavior of any fires. Any outdoor
  burning is strongly discouraged Today.

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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