Polk Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:13 AM EDT Mar. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... 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
EDT Saturday.

* 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.

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.