BALTIMORE – The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington has issued a Red Flag Warning in Southern Maryland for gusty winds and low humidity, which is in effect from noon today to 8 PM this evening, with elevated fire dangers still present elsewhere.
- WINDS…West 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 to 45 mph.
- RELATIVE HUMIDITY…As low as 18 percent.
- IMPACTS…Critical fire weather conditions are expected through this evening. All outdoor burning is discouraged, as fires could rapidly spread and become uncontrollable.
- FUEL MOISTURE…Dropping to around 7 or 8 percent.
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.