466  
WWCA82 TJSJ 211333  
RFWSJU  
 
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR  
933 AM AST FRI FEB 21 2020  
 
...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS THE SOUTHERN  
COASTAL PLAINS OF PUERTO RICO...  
 
.A PERSISTENT DRIER AIR MASS ALONG WITH MODERATE TO LOCALLY FRESH  
WINDS AND LACK OF WETTING RAINS WILL RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE  
WEATHER CONDITIONS ACROSS THESE AREAS.  
 
PRZ014-212145-  
/O.NEW.TJSJ.FW.W.0003.200221T1400Z-200221T2200Z/  
SOUTH CENTRAL COASTAL PLAINS-  
933 AM AST FRI FEB 21 2020  
 
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM AST THIS EVENING FOR  
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 014...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG  
WARNING, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM AST THIS EVENING.  
 
* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 014.  
 
* WIND...15 TO 20 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  
 
* HUMIDITY...30-40 PERCENT ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST.  
 
* THUNDERSTORMS...NONE.  
 
* HIGHEST THREAT...AN AREA BETWEEN PONCE EASTWARD ALONG COASTAL  
MUNICIPALITIES TO PATILLAS, INCLUDING PORTIONS OF COAMO.  
 
* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.  
OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS  
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW....OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF  
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN  
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.  
 

 
 

 
 
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