748  
FNCA62 TJSJ 180821  
RFDSJU  
PRZ014-027-182030-  
 
FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR  
421 AM AST THU JUL 18 2019  
 
...ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED FOR THE SOUTHERN  
COASTAL PLAINS OF PUERTO RICO...  
 
RECENT KBDI OBSERVATIONS CONTINUE TO SUPPORT A CRITICAL DRYING  
PATTERN ACROSS THE SOUTHERN COASTAL PLAINS OF PUERTO RICO WITH A  
VALUE OF 717 AND 757 REPORTED AT CABO ROJO AND CAMP SANTIAGO,  
RESPECTIVELY. TODAY'S FORECAST CALLS FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY TO DROP  
INTO THE LOW 40S AND LOW 50S AND WINDS TO PEAK AT 15-20 MPH WITH  
HIGHER GUSTS AND SEA BREEZE VARIATIONS, PARTICULARLY BY LATE  
MORNING INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS. WETTING RAINS ARE NOT  
EXPECTED SINCE A RELATIVELY DRIER AIR MASS WILL DOMINATE THE LOCAL  
WEATHER CONDITIONS DURING THIS PERIOD. THAT SAID, THE COMBINATION  
OF THESE CONDITIONS WILL RESULT IN ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER  
CONDITIONS ACROSS THESE AREAS.  
 
 
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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