Red Flag Warning

Issued At: Monday, 08 Oct 2012, 5:45 PM EDT
Expires At: Monday, 08 Oct 2012, 10:00 PM EDT

Urgent - fire weather message national weather service chicago il 445 pm cdt mon oct 8 2012 090winnebago-boone-mchenry-lake il-ogle-lee-de kalb-kane-dupage-cook- la salle-kendall-grundy-will-kankakee-livingston-iroquois-ford- lake in-porter-newton-jasper-benton- 445 pm cdt mon oct 8 2012 /545 pm edt mon oct 8 2012/ ...red flag warning remains in effect until 9 pm cdt /10 pm edt/ this evening... * affected area...northern illinois and northwest indiana. * winds...south 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. * timing...gusty winds will persist through early evening. * relative humidity...as low as 25 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 will create explosive fire growth potential.