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Fire Weather Watch for Thursday

by IPR News

September 29, 2010

From the National Weather Service: NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BE AS HIGH AS 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH THURSDAY AFTERNOON. THE WINDS WILL RISE BEHIND A COLD FRONT THAT IS FORECAST TO CROSS INDIANA OVERNIGHT. NO RAIN IS EXPECTED WITH THE FRONT. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES THURSDAY AFTERNOON OUGHT TO BE AROUND 40 PERCENT. NORMALLY THIS IS TOO HIGH TO OPTIMIZE FIRE GROWTH…BUT UNUSUALLY DRY FUELS MAY OFFSET THIS.

IPR listening-area counties affected include: HOWARD, TIPTON, HAMILTON, MADISON, DELAWARE, RANDOLPH, MARION, HANCOCK, HENRY, and RUSH.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS.

Stay tuned to IPR for the latest details on Thursday’s weather.