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NWS: Red Flag fire warning outdoor burning dangerous

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The National Weather Service (Chicago) has issued a Red Flag warning from 12 to 7 p.m. today for Porter and Lake counties, among others, for “critical fire weather conditions.”

Winds: south 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts of 45 mph.

Relative humidity: dry, as low as 25 percent.

“The combination of strong winds, very low relative humidity, exceptionally dry fuels, and warm temperatures will promote extremely dangerous behavior of any fires,” NWS said just before deadline today. “Any outdoor burning is strongly discouraged today.”


Posted 10/14/2020





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