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Be careful, folks.

Via Hanover Dispatch:

RED FLAG WARNING!!!

NOTICE: THE ONLINE FIRE PERMIT IS SHUTDOWN FOR 5/11/18

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED TODAY…

THE NWS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS..
The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

Very dry air will produce relative humidity values around 20 percent today. In addition, a northwest wind of 10 to 20 mph is expected with higher gusts, setting the stage for rapid fire growth if a fire were to occur. Good moisture recovery is expected tonight followed by wetting rains across southern zones Saturday.

**Winds…Northwest 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* Timing…Late this morning into early evening.

* Relative Humidity…As low as 18 percent.

* Temperatures…Mid 50s to mid 60s.

* Lightning…None

* Impacts…Very dry conditions will combine with gusty
northwest winds to produce dangerous conditions for wildfires.
If a fire develops, it could spread rapidly in these
conditions. Use extra precaution to avoid starting a fire.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

No Open Burning is Recommended Today!

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.

Red flag.