Fire Weather Warning
Expires 7:00 PM CDT on September 27, 2016

Statement as of 12:03 PM CDT on September 27, 2016

... Red flag warning in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening for high
fire danger for parts of northeast and central Illinois...

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a red flag
warning for high fire danger... which is in effect until 7 PM CDT
this evening.

* Affected area... fire weather zone 012 Kane... fire weather zone
013 dupage... fire weather zone 014 Cook... fire weather zone
019 La Salle... fire weather zone 020 Kendall... fire weather
zone 021 Grundy... fire weather zone 022 will... fire weather
zone 023 Kankakee... fire weather zone 032 Livingston... fire
weather zone 033 Iroquois and fire weather zone 039 Ford.

* Winds... west 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Timing... through late afternoon.

* Relative humidity... as low as 20 percent.

* Impacts... potentially rapid fire growth.

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 warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

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