Red Flag Warnings, November 20, 2016

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The National Weather Service has posted Red Flag Warnings or Fire Weather Watches for areas in Florida, Georgia, Virginia, and Maryland.

VIRGINIA: Relative humidity minimums ranging in the upper 20%s to low 40%s. NW wind 10-20 mph, gusts to 40. High wind advisory for the Southern Blue Ridge: NW Gusts 30-60 mph.
GEORGIA: RH minimums low teens to low 20%s, NW winds 10-20 mph, gusts to 25.
FLORIDA: Western Panhandle: Long duration teens to low 20%s RH mins. Wind moderately gusty to 18 mph. A few Central and Southwest Coastal Counties: Min RH low 20%s, North wind 8 to 12 mph. lowering during the day. Similar conditions expected Monday.

The map was current as of 9:05 a.m. MT on Sunday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts and maps.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

3 thoughts on “Red Flag Warnings, November 20, 2016”

  1. There is a RED FLAG warning in Sevier County, TN, near Walland, about 15 miles from Gatlinburg and close to the Smoky Mountains. over 1,000 acres and about 0% contained as of midnight Friday night the 18th.

    1. We are heading to Pigeon Forge Tuesday for Thanksgiving. Unfortunately we can’t cancel the cabin. How bad is it? Also, would the best route to take be 75?


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