Newton, Iowa, United States (50208)
Lat: 41.70N, Lon: 93.05W
Wx Zone: IAZ061
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Wind Advisory
 Issued: 421 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014
 Expires: 600 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014
 
Red Flag Warning
 Issued: 413 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014
 Expires: 600 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014
 
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WIND ADVISORY
Issue Date: 421 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014
Expiration: 600 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...A STRONG SOUTHERLY WIND WILL DEVELOP ACROSS SOUTHERN IOWA TODAY...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER SOUTH DAKOTA WILL MOVE EAST TODAY.
WARMER AIR WILL SURGE INTO IOWA AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM ON A STRONG
SOUTHERLY WIND. THE SYSTEM WILL MOVE EAST TONIGHT ALLOWING THE
WIND TO DIMINISH AS A COLD FRONT PUSHES ACROSS IOWA.

IAZ036>039-047>050-060>062-074-075-085-086-096-097-161730-
/O.NEW.KDMX.WI.Y.0012.140416T1800Z-140416T2300Z/
HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-BLACK HAWK-BOONE-STORY-MARSHALL-TAMA-POLK-
JASPER-POWESHIEK-MARION-MAHASKA-MONROE-WAPELLO-APPANOOSE-DAVIS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEBSTER CITY...IOWA FALLS...ELDORA...
ACKLEY...GRUNDY CENTER...REINBECK...CONRAD...DIKE...WELLSBURG...
WATERLOO...CEDAR FALLS...BOONE...AMES...MARSHALLTOWN...TAMA...
TOLEDO...TRAER...DYSART...GLADBROOK...DES MOINES...NEWTON...
GRINNELL...PELLA...KNOXVILLE...OSKALOOSA...ALBIA...OTTUMWA...
CENTERVILLE...BLOOMFIELD
421 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014



...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 PM CDT
THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 PM
CDT THIS EVENING. 

* TIMING...THE WIND WILL INCREASE THROUGH THE MORNING PEAKING
BETWEEN EARLY AND MID AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS
TO 45 MPH.

* IMPACTS...THE STRONG WIND WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT TODAY
ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE OR LIGHT WEIGHT VEHICLES. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS
THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

RED FLAG WARNING
Issue Date: 413 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014
Expiration: 600 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF SOUTHERN IOWA FROM
LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...

.A STRONG SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WIND AND DRIER AIR MOVING IN WILL
LOWER THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON TO
BETWEEN 25 AND 30 PERCENT ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHERN IOWA. THIS WILL
LEAD TO RED FLAG CONDITIONS.

IAZ058>062-070>075-081>086-092>097-161715-
/O.UPG.KDMX.FW.A.0001.140416T1500Z-140417T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KDMX.FW.W.0002.140416T1700Z-140416T2300Z/
GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-WARREN-
MARION-MAHASKA-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-LUCAS-MONROE-WAPELLO-TAYLOR-
RINGGOLD-DECATUR-WAYNE-APPANOOSE-DAVIS-
413 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014



...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM CDT THIS
EVENING FOR EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS....

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
NOON TODAY TO 6 PM CDT THIS EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR FROM MID MORNING TO MID
AFTERNOON. RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL FALL THROUGHOUT THE MORNING
AND BOTTOM OUT DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS.

* WIND...A SOUTH SOUTHWEST AT 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 45MPH
AT TIMES.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 27 PERCENT.

* FUEL...FUELS SHOULD DRY QUICKLY TODAY WITH INCREASING WIND AND
DRIER AIR MOVING IN. 

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT START MAY SPREAD RAPIDLY DUE TO THE
VERY STRONG WINDS.

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 WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

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