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CAUTION Tuesday- Red Flag Warning Issued

May 01, 2018 08:36AM ● Published by Jerry Bannister

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Chicago IL
356 AM CDT Tue May 1 2018

ILZ003>006-008-010>012-019>021-032-011700-
/O.EXA.KLOT.FW.W.0002.180501T1700Z-180502T0000Z/
Winnebago-Boone-McHenry-Lake IL-Ogle-Lee-DeKalb-Kane-La Salle-
Kendall-Grundy-Livingston-
356 AM CDT Tue May 1 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CDT THIS
EVENING FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR NORTH CENTRAL AND
NORTHEAST ILLINOIS...

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

* Winds...Southwest 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

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

* Timing...Tuesday afternoon and early evening.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 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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