A Red Flag Warning has been issued for the South and West sections of Hawaii Island for Thursday, September 10th, 2020.
Published by: HIRSC - Weather Team
RED FLAG WARNING FOR LEEWARD AREAS DUE TO GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY... .Provided the lack of any significant rainfall through the summer months, fuels have become very dry across portions of the state. These dry conditions combined with forecast breezy trades and relative humidities dipping below 45 percent Thursday afternoon hours will support critical fire conditions. HIZ001-003-005>007-010-011-013>015-018-019-021-023-024-026-101545- /O.NEW.PHFO.FW.W.0003.200910T2000Z-200911T0400Z/ Niihau-Kauai Leeward-Oahu South Shore-Waianae Coast- Oahu North Shore-Central Oahu-Waianae Mountains-Molokai Leeward- Lanai Makai-Lanai Mauka-Maui Leeward West-Maui Central Valley- Leeward Haleakala-Kona-South Big Island-Kohala- 337 PM HST Wed Sep 9 2020 ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM HST THURSDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR LEEWARD AREAS... The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 10 AM to 6 PM HST Thursday. * AFFECTED AREA...Leeward portions of all Hawaiian Islands. * WIND...Trade winds up to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. * HUMIDITY...40 to 45 percent through the afternoon hours. * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended. 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 can contribute to extreme fire behavior. A Red Flag Warning does not predict new fire starts.