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National Weather Service - RED FLAG WARNING



Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
515 AM CDT Tue Aug 22 2023

...FIRE DANGER CONTINUES TODAY...

.Tropical Storm Harold crossing the western Gulf of Mexico will
keep increased gradient winds over the region through today,
which will continue to further exacerbate fire danger.

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616-222100-
/O.CON.KLCH.FW.W.0001.000000T0000Z-230823T0000Z/
Vernon-Rapides-Avoyelles-Beauregard-Allen-Evangeline-St. Landry-
West Cameron-East Cameron-Northern Calcasieu-
Northern Jefferson Davis-Northern Acadia-Southern Calcasieu-
Southern Jefferson Davis-Southern Acadia-Tyler-Hardin-
Northern Jasper-Northern Newton-Southern Jasper-Southern Newton-
Upper Jefferson-Northern Orange-Lower Jefferson-Southern Orange-
515 AM CDT Tue Aug 22 2023

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING
FOR EXTREME GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER FOR SOUTHEAST TEXAS AND
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA...

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire Weather Zone 027 Vernon, Fire Weather
  Zone 028 Rapides, Fire Weather Zone 029 Avoyelles, Fire
  Weather Zone 030 Beauregard, Fire Weather Zone 031 Allen, Fire
  Weather Zone 032 Evangeline, Fire Weather Zone 033 St. Landry,
  Fire Weather Zone 073 West Cameron, Fire Weather Zone 074 East
  Cameron, Fire Weather Zone 141 Northern Calcasieu, Fire
  Weather Zone 142 Northern Jefferson Davis, Fire Weather Zone
  143 Northern Acadia, Fire Weather Zone 180 Tyler, Fire Weather
  Zone 201 Hardin, Fire Weather Zone 241 Southern Calcasieu,
  Fire Weather Zone 242 Southern Jefferson Davis, Fire Weather
  Zone 243 Southern Acadia, Fire Weather Zone 259 Northern
  Jasper, Fire Weather Zone 260 Northern Newton, Fire Weather
  Zone 261 Southern Jasper, Fire Weather Zone 262 Southern
  Newton, Fire Weather Zone 515 Upper Jefferson, Fire Weather
  Zone 516 Northern Orange, Fire Weather Zone 615 Lower
  Jefferson and Fire Weather Zone 616 Southern Orange.

* TIMING... Now until 7 PM Tuesday.

* WINDS...East 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 25 percent.

* TEMPERATURES... 95 to 105.

* LIGHTNING... Storms along the immediate coastline may develop
  lightning that could strike far from the storm center. Inland
  storms are not expected.

* IMPACTS... Increased winds may change fire direction and
  could cause fires that develop to 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 warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
600 AM CDT Tue Aug 22 2023

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616-231100-
Vernon-Rapides-Avoyelles-Beauregard-Allen-Evangeline-St. Landry-
West Cameron-East Cameron-Northern Calcasieu-
Northern Jefferson Davis-Northern Acadia-Southern Calcasieu-
Southern Jefferson Davis-Southern Acadia-Tyler-Hardin-
Northern Jasper-Northern Newton-Southern Jasper-Southern Newton-
Upper Jefferson-Northern Orange-Lower Jefferson-Southern Orange-
600 AM CDT Tue Aug 22 2023

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...
...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for central Louisiana, southwest
Louisiana, west central Louisiana and southeast Texas.

.DAY ONE...Today and tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Red Flag Warning.
   Heat Advisory.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday.

Further heat hazards will be needed through the end of the week into
the weekend.
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