638  
FNCA62 TJSJ 230834  
RFDSJU  
PRZ014-027-232045-  
 
FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR  
434 AM AST SAT FEB 23 2019  
 
...ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED FOR THE SOUTHERN  
COASTAL PLAINS OF PUERTO RICO TODAY...  
 
RECENT KBDI OBSERVATIONS INDICATE THAT SOILS CONTINUE AT  
SIGNIFICANT DRY LEVELS WITH VALUES NEAR OR ABOVE CRITICAL  
THRESHOLDS BETWEEN 580-720 ACROSS THE SOUTHERN COASTAL PLAINS OF  
PUERTO RICO. ALTHOUGH TODAY'S FORECAST CALLS FOR FRAGMENTS OF LOW-  
LEVEL CLOUDS TO MOVE FURTHER INLAND UNDER A FRESH TO LOCALLY  
STRONG EASTERLY WIND FLOW PEAKING AT 15-20 MPH, RELATIVE HUMIDITY  
IS EXPECTED TO DROP INTO THE LOW 40S LATE THIS MORNING INTO EARLY  
THIS AFTERNOON. THESE CONDITIONS COULD AGGRAVATE THE DRYING  
PATTERN THAT IS AFFECTING THESE AREAS, ENHANCING FIRE WEATHER  
CONDITIONS. AS A RESULT, A FIRE DANGER STATEMENT HAS BEEN ISSUED.  
 
 
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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