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Red Flag Warning Extended into Wednesday

March 2, 2010, 4:40 PM HST
* Updated March 2, 4:42 PM
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A red flag warning has been extended through Wednesday afternoon for the leeward portions of all islands.  A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures prompted the warning.  Strong and gusty trades and a dry stable atmosphere are expected to persist into tomorrow.

EVENTS:  The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the Red Flag Warning for LEEWARD portions of all islands, now in EFFECT UNTIL 6:00 p.m. WEDNESDAY.

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 will create rapid fire growth potential.  A Red Flag Warning does not predict new fire starts.

EFFECTS:  Strong and gusty trade winds and dry and stable atmosphere will persist into Wednesday, creating critical Fire Weather conditions.

NOAA Weather Broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5025. NOAA Weather Internet services can be found at www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl.

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