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Vinton County
Friday April 13th, 2018 :: 08:54 a.m. EDT

Alert

Red Flag Warning until 08:00PM

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY... The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a Red Flag Warning for gusty winds and low relative humidity, which is in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening.

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zone 007 Mason, Fire Weather Zone 008 Jackson WV, Fire Weather Zone 009 Wood, Fire Weather Zone 010 Pleasants, Fire Weather Zone 011 Tyler, Fire Weather Zone 016 Roane, Fire Weather Zone 017 Wirt, Fire Weather Zone 018 Calhoun, Fire Weather Zone 019 Ritchie, Fire Weather Zone 020 Doddridge, Fire Weather Zone 028 Braxton, Fire Weather Zone 029 Gilmer, Fire Weather Zone 030 Lewis, Fire Weather Zone 031 Harrison, Fire Weather Zone 032 Taylor, Fire Weather Zone 039 Upshur, Fire Weather Zone 040 Barbour, Fire Weather Zone 075 Athens, Fire Weather Zone 076 Washington, Fire Weather Zone 083 Jackson OH, Fire Weather Zone 084 Vinton, Fire Weather Zone 085 Meigs, Fire Weather Zone 086 Gallia, Fire Weather Zone 087 Lawrence OH, Fire Weather Zone 525 Northwest Randolph and Fire Weather Zone 526 Southeast Randolph.

* Winds...Southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Timing...Noon today through 8PM

* Relative Humidity...As low as 22 percent.

* Temperatures...In the upper 70s to near 80.

* Impacts...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

* AFFECTED AREAS: ATHENS ... GALLIA ... JACKSON ... LAWRENCE ... MEIGS ... VINTON ... WASHINGTON

Instructions:

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.

Address/Location
Vinton County
100 E Main St
McArthur, OH 45651

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 740-596-4571

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Red Flag Warning

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