• Fire Weather Watch

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    FLZ052-155-165-255-265-091200- /O.EXA.KTBW.FW.A.0002.180309T1800Z-180310T0000Z/ Polk-Coastal Manatee-Coastal Lee-Inland Manatee-Inland Lee- 756 PM EST Thu Mar 8 2018 ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR HIGH ERC VALUES AND LONG DURATIONS OF CRITICALLY LOW HUMIDITIES... The National Weather Service in Tampa Bay Area - Ruskin FL has issued a Fire Weather Watch, which is in effect from Friday afternoon through Friday evening. * AFFECTED AREA...Polk...Manatee...and Lee counties. * WIND...NE 5 to 10 MPH in the morning turning to the NW in the afternoon near the coast. * HUMIDITY...19 to 27 percent. * ERC...38 to 40. * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings. && $$

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