Weather Alerts for Jefferson, IA

Issued by the National Weather Service

Fire Weather Watch  FIRE WEATHER WATCH   Fire Weather Watch
JEFFERSON, IA

Areas Affected:
Benton - Buchanan - Delaware - Henry - Iowa - Jefferson - Johnson - Keokuk - Linn - Van Buren - Washington
Effective: Tue 9:04 pm Updated: Tue 11:35 pm Urgency: Future
Expires: Wed 7:00 pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WEDNESDAY...
.STRONG WINDS...DRY VEGETATION...AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES
WILL COMBINE TO PRODUCE DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS OVER
PORTIONS OF EASTERN IOWA ON WEDNESDAY.
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS FOR
PORTIONS OF EASTERN IOWA...
* AFFECTED AREA...PORTIONS OF EASTERN IOWA ROUGHLY ALONG AND
WEST OF A LINE FROM MANCHESTER TO MOUNT PLEASANT.
* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE WEDNESDAY MORNING...WITH THE MOST
DANGEROUS CONDITIONS EXPECTED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
* WINDS...SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 25 TO 30 PERCENT IN THE AFTERNOON.
* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 70S.
* GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX...VERY HIGH TO EXTREME.
* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES WILL SPREAD VERY RAPIDLY AND BE VERY
DIFFICULT TO CONTROL IN THESE DANGEROUS CONDITIONS. OUTDOOR
BURNING IS HIGHLY DISCOURAGED AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED.

Information:
A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.