RED FLAG WARNING Risk For Wildfires Remains in Effect Until 9:00 PM Monday

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1048 AM CDT MON OCT 8 2012

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…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT /10 PM EDT/
THIS EVENING…

* AFFECTED AREA…NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA.

* WINDS…SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TIMING…THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP BY MID DAY PERSISTING
THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING AND WILL AID IN LOWERING RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AS LOW AS 25 PERCENT.

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 WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.



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