Red flag warning in effect for Guam; avoid outdoor burning

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A fire weather watch is in effect for Guam. (file photo)

The National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Office Guam has issued a red flag warning in effect for Guam until 6 p.m. this evening. 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 ideal conditions for rapid spread of wildfires.

A fire weather watch will then be in effect for Guam from 6 p.m. this evening through Sunday afternoon. A fire weather watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Winds at 14 to 17 mph with gusts to 25 mph are expected and near 60 % humidity. The highest threat will be for central and eastern parts of Guam. Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) remind the community to refrain from outdoor burning and listen for any additional forecasts or warnings.

Visit the following links for the latest information:
· NWS Website: https://www.weather.gov/gum/
· NWS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGuam/
· GHS/OCD Website: https://ghs.guam.gov/
· GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD/

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