792  
WWUS82 KTAE 160727  
RFWTAE  
 
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL  
227 AM EST TUE JAN 16 2018  
 
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FOR PORTIONS  
OF THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND BIG BEND FOR THE POTENTIAL FOR  
ERC VALUES OF AT LEAST 26 WITH WINDS OF 15 MPH AND RH LESS  
THAN 28 PERCENT...  
 
.DRIER AIR WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA BY WEDNESDAY WITH GUSTY WINDS.  
WE MAY MEET RED FLAG CRITERIA ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE FLORIDA  
PANHANDLE AND BIG BEND WITH MIN RH VALUES POTENTIALLY LESS THAN 28  
PERCENT COUPLED WITH ERC VALUES OF 26 OR HIGHER AND 20 FOOT WINDS  
OF 15 MPH OR GREATER. THUS, A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED  
FOR THOSE COUNTIES. AFTER WEDNESDAY, RED FLAG CONDITIONS ARE  
UNLIKELY FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK.  
 
FLZ007-008-010-012-016-017-026-027-108-112-127-171200-  
/O.NEW.KTAE.FW.A.0001.180117T1800Z-180117T2300Z/  
NORTH WALTON-CENTRAL WALTON-WASHINGTON-INLAND BAY-GADSDEN-LEON-  
LIBERTY-INLAND WAKULLA-SOUTH WALTON-COASTAL BAY-COASTAL WAKULLA-  
227 AM EST TUE JAN 16 2018 /127 AM CST TUE JAN 16 2018/  
 
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FOR PORTIONS  
OF THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND BIG BEND FOR THE POTENTIAL FOR  
ERC VALUES OF AT LEAST 26 WITH WINDS OF 15 MPH AND RH LESS  
THAN 28 PERCENT...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A FIRE  
WEATHER WATCH, WHICH IS IN EFFECT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.  
 
* AFFECTED AREA...PORTIONS OF THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND BIG BEND.  
 
* WIND...NORTHWEST NEAR 15 MPH.  
 
* HUMIDITY...MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY NEAR 28 PERCENT.  
 
* 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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