Escambia Inland Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:58 AM EDT Mar. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from noon today to 7 PM EDT this
evening for wind and low relative humidity for much of east
central Florida...

The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a red flag
warning, which is in effect from noon today to 7 PM EDT this

* Affected area... southern Brevard County... Osceola... Indian
River... Okeechobee... St. Lucie... Martin... northern Brevard

* Wind... gusty west to northwest winds of 15 to 25 mph can be
expected by this afternoon.

* Humidity... humidity will fall into the mid to upper 20s behind a
passing cold front this afternoon.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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 dry environmental
conditions can contribute to extreme fire behavior.