... Red flag warning remains in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to
8 PM EDT this evening for long durations of low humidities
coupled with high erc values...
The National Weather Service in Tampa Bay area - Ruskin FL has
issued a red flag warning, which is in effect from 2 PM to 8 PM
* Affected area... Polk.
* Wind... southeast 5 to 8 mph shifting to the southwest in the
* Humidity... 25 to 30 percent.
* Erc... 37 to 40.
* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.
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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Issued: 3:13 AM EDT Mar. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service
- Babson Park
- Eagle Lake
- Eaton Park
- Fort Meade
- Haines City
- Highland City
- Indian Lake Estates
- Lake Alfred
- Lake Hamilton
- Lake Wales
- Polk City
- River Ranch
- Winter Haven