Issued by The National Weather Service
Atlanta, GA
4:32 am EST, Sat., Feb. 21, 2009

… RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA DUE TO LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS…

THIS WARNING INCLUDES THE CHATTAHOOCHEE AND OCONEE NATIONAL FORESTS.

DRY FUEL MOISTURE CONDITIONS WILL COMBINE WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITIES OF 15 TO 25 PERCENT AND SOUTH WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH TO CREATE DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING… OR WILL OCCUR WITHIN 24 HOURS.

PLEASE REFER TO YOUR LOCAL BURN PERMITTING AUTHORITIES ON WHETHER YOU MAY BURN OUTDOORS. IF YOU DO BURN OUTSIDE… USE EXTREME CAUTION.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.