574  
FNCA62 TJSJ 151622 CCA  
RFDSJU  
PRZ014-027-152200-  
 
FIRE DANGER STATEMENT...CORRECTED  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR  
1222 PM AST SUN APR 15 2018  
 
...ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED FOR THE SOUTH  
COASTAL PLAINS OF PUERTO RICO...  
 
RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 36% WAS OBSERVED AT THE CAMP SANTIAGO RAWS  
IN SALINAS WITH WINDS OF 18 MPH. EVEN THOUGH THE KBDI IS JUST  
SLIGHTLY UNDER 600, FUEL MOISTURE IS ESTIMATED AT 8% FOR THAT  
STATION. THE CABO ROJO STATION REPORTED WINDS OF UP TO 21 MPH, BUT  
THE LATEST OBSERVATION HAD WINDS OF 18 MPH WITH A RH OF 49% WITH  
A FUEL MOISTURE ESTIMATE OF 10%. KBDI FOR CABO ROJO IS ESTIMATED  
TO BE UNDER 500 BUT NEARBY GUANICA HAS A KBDI OF OVER 550. GIVEN  
THAT TODAY IS EXPECTED TO BE A FAIRLY DRY AND BREEZY DAY, THESE  
OBSERVED CONDITIONS MAY CONTINUE FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS, WHICH  
ELEVATE FIRE WEATHER RISK.  
 
FIRE AND EMERGENCY OFFICIALS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT WEATHER  
CONDITIONS ARE BECOMING MORE CONDUCIVE FOR THE IGNITION AND  
SPREAD OF WILD FIRES.  
 
FIRE DANGER STATEMENTS ARE ISSUED WHEN FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS  
ARE APPROACHING, BUT NOT MEETING OR EXCEEDING, RED FLAG WARNING  
CRITERIA.  
 

 
 
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