A Fire Weather Watch.in Effect for Guam

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This watch is in effect from this morning through next Tuesday.

Guam – A Fire Weather Watch is in effect for Guam from today (Friday) until next week Tuesday night. Also labeled as a Red Flag Warning, this watch was issued as critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur.

 

In its discussion from last night, the National Weather Service explained, “Today…RH (Relative Humidity) reached a low of 46 percent with a fuel stick of 11 and a KBDI (Keetch-Byram Drought Index) of 699…all three exceeding the requirements for a red flag warning.” NWS added that although the winds are below the warning level, they proceeded with the issuance due to other three requirements being met.

 

While the watch is in effect, residents are discouraged from outdoor burning, especially during late morning through early evening, as fire could spread quickly, and as flying embers and ash may start spot fires downwind.

 

READ LATEST FIRE WEATHER WATCH MESSAGE FROM FROM NWS

http://www.prh.noaa.gov/data/GUM/RFWMY

 

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WWMY80 PGUM 310334
RFWMY

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
134 PM CHST THU MAR 31 2016

…DRY CONDITIONS WITH MARGINAL WINDS WILL INCREASE THE FIRE
DANGER THROUGH THE WEEKEND…

GUZ001-010200-
/O.NEW.PGUM.FW.A.0003.160331T2000Z-160405T2000Z/
GUAM-
134 PM CHST THU MAR 31 2016

…FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT FOR GUAM…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TIYAN HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER
WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT.

* AFFECTED AREA…GUAM.

* WIND…EAST 10 TO 20 MPH.

* HUMIDITY…AS LOW AS 45 PERCENT

* TIMING…MOST DANGEROUS TIMES WILL BE FROM THE LATE MORNING
 THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

* IMPACTS…ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP COULD SPREAD RAPIDLY…
 ESPECIALLY ALONG NORTH AND EAST-FACING SLOPES. OUTDOOR BURNING
 IS NOT RECOMMENDED AS FLYING EMBERS AND ASH MAY START SPOT FIRES
 DOWNWIND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

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KLEESCHULTE

 

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