Critical Fire Danger Remains for Leeward Areas

October 5, 2011, 10:45 AM HST
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Emergency Civil Defense Notification:

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Red Flag Warning for LEEWARD SECTIONS of MAUI COUNTY in effect until 6:00 p.m. THIS EVENING.

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: Dry conditions and breezy trade winds will produce conditions favorable for rapid fire growth.

Winds east 15 to 25 mph. Relative humidity 40-45% this afternoon.


INFORMATION: Maui County Civil Defense will continue to monitor the situation. Please listen to your local radio and TV stations or NOAA weather radio broadcasts for any updates.

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