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December 10, 2012 12:47 PM

[DRAFT] Fire Notification 01 - RED FLAG WARNING

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 will create rapid fire growth potential. A Red Flag Warning does not predict new fire starts.

EFFECTS: High pressure and a drier than normal air mass are leading to the development of Red Flag conditions for leeward areas of all islands this afternoon. Red Flag conditions will be possible again Tuesday afternoon.

Conditions include: East winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph and relative humidity as low as 40 percent.

INFORMATION: Maui County Civil Defense will continue to monitor the situation. Please listen to your local radio and TV stations or NOAA weather radio broadcasts for any updates.

NOAA Weather Broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5025. NOAA Weather Internet services can be found at

Pre-recorded advisories and notifications are available 24-hours a day on the Maui County Automated Information System (AIS) by calling 986-1200. -End-

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