02/14/11 130 W - + 4 - 4 Red Flag Warning For Today's Weather


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM EST THIS EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS AT 15 TO 25 MPH ARE EXPECTED TO GUST BETWEEN 32 TO 40 MPH TODAY. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR BETWEEN 2 PM AND 8 PM. THESE STRONG WINDS COMBINED WITH LOW HUMIDITY AND VERY DRY TREE AND LEAF LITTER WILL POSE A RISK FOR EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH. ANY FIRES THAT OCCUR WILL QUICKLY SPREAD AND GROW OUT OF CONTROL. FIRES MAY BE EASILY IGNITED BY SPARKS OR BY DISCARDED SMOKING MATERIALS.

PEOPLE ARE ENCOURAGED TO POSTPONE ANY BURNING UNTIL TUESDAY...AND TO PROPERLY EXTINGUISH ALL SMOKING MATERIALS.

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Assorted news reports from yesterday…

NBC17, including a Raleigh brush fire on Atkins Drives, seven crews to extinguish, took an hour, one firefighter injured with sprained back. Also Fuquay-Varina brush fire, took two hours to control, with four to five acres burned, http://www2.nbc17.com/news/2011/feb/14/8..

WRAL, about the Fuquay-Varina fire as well as the brush fire that closed Interstate 40 in Orange County, http://www.wral.com/weather/story/911063..

WTVD, with aerial photos of the brush fire that closed I-40, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/gallery?sect..
Legeros - 02/15/11 - 08:24



  
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