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Red Flag Fire Warning in Kona, Ka‘u and Kohala

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE…CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
600 AM HST WED SEP 30 2009

…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT DUE TO GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY…

KAUAI LEEWARD-OAHU SOUTH SHORE-WAIANAE COAST-OAHU NORTH SHORE- OLOMANA-CENTRAL OAHU-WAIANAE MOUNTAINS-MOLOKAI LEEWARD- MAUI LEEWARD WEST-MAUI CENTRAL VALLEY-LEEWARD HALEAKALA-KONA- SOUTH BIG ISLAND-KOHALA-
600 AM HST WED SEP 30 2009

…RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM HST THIS AFTERNOON…

THE RED FLAG WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM HST THIS AFTERNOON.

GUSTY TRADE WINDS ALONG WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS IN THE DRY…MAINLY LEEWARD LOCATIONS THROUGH THE REST OF 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 WILL CREATE RAPID FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL. A RED FLAG WARNING DOES NOT PRECIT NEW FIRE STARTS.

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