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Red Flag fire conditions for leeward portions of all islands

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
528 AM HST TUE MAR 2 2010

…RED FLAG WARNING THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON FOR LEEWARD PORTIONS OF ALL ISLANDS…

.STRONG AND GUSTY TRADE WINDS AND A DRY AND STABLE ATMOSPHERE WILL PERSIST INTO TUESDAY…CREATING CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

KAUAI LEEWARD-OAHU SOUTH SHORE-WAIANAE COAST-OAHU NORTH SHORE- OLOMANA-CENTRAL OAHU-WAIANAE MOUNTAINS-MOLOKAI LEEWARD- LANAI MAKAI-LANAI MAUKA-KAHOOLAWE-MAUI LEEWARD WEST- MAUI CENTRAL VALLEY-LEEWARD HALEAKALA-KONA-SOUTH BIG ISLAND- KOHALA-
528 AM HST TUE MAR 2 2010

…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING…

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM HST THIS EVENING.

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 PREDICT NEW FIRE STARTS.

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