Red Flag Warning Today For All Of Connecticut

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By Gil Simmons on April 24, 2014, 8:45am Last modified: April 25, 2014, 9:18am

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A very high brush fire danger across Connecticut today. The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the entire state.

The combination of very dry air and strong winds will promote any small fire to spread quickly today. Winds will be from the Northwest at 15 to 45 mph. The leaves and dry brush on the ground provide the fuel.

Here is the definition of a Red Flag Warning from the National Weather Service:

A Red Flag Warning is issued to indicate the imminent danger of severe fire weather with a relatively high probability of occurrence. Usually the fire danger is in the very high to extreme category. A Red Flag Warning will normally be issued for potential severe fire weather events in less than 12 hours. A Red Flag Warning may or may not be preceded by a Fire Weather Watch. The warning will be issued via an RFW product and contain a headline and basis for the warning issuance. Red Flag Warning information will be included in the affected areas of the daily routine Fire Weather Forecast. A Red Flag Warning will be canceled via an RFW if subsequent information indicates that the conditions are no longer expected to develop.

Please report any fire you see as fast as you can safely do so.

-Gil

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