Issued by The National Weather Service
Atlanta, GA
2:23 am EDT, Mon., Apr. 12, 2010

… RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR ALL OF NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

DRY FUEL MOISTURE CONDITIONS WILL COMBINE WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 20 TO 25 PERCENT AND EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH TO CREATE DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THIS WARNING INCLUDES THE CHATTAHOOCHEE AND OCONEE NATIONAL FORESTS.

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING… OR WILL OCCUR WITHIN 36 HOURS.

PLEASE REFER TO THE 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 THE RED FLAG WARNING.