Red flag warning in effect for Guam; outdoor burning is not recommended

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

The National Weather Service (NWS) Guam Weather Forecast Office has issued 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.

Sustained winds of 14 to 18 mph are expected. The combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures will create ideal conditions for the rapid spread of wildfires. Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly, especially at higher elevations. 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 advisory 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/

(GHS/OCD Release)

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