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Radar valid at 800 pm CDT, Oct 17th 2020

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/O.UPG.KILX.FW.A.0002.201017T1500Z-201018T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KILX.FW.W.0002.201017T1500Z-201018T0100Z/
Woodford-Tazewell-McLean-Mason-Logan-De Witt-Piatt-Champaign-
Vermilion-Cass-Menard-Scott-Morgan-Sangamon-Christian-Macon-
Moultrie-Douglas-Coles-Edgar-Shelby-Cumberland-Clark-Effingham-
Jasper-Crawford-Clay-Richland-Lawrence-
229 PM CDT Fri Oct 16 2020

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM CDT SATURDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR AREAS EAST OF THE ILLINOIS RIVER...

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from 10 AM to 8 PM CDT Saturday. The
Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* AFFECTED AREA...Central Illinois east of the Illinois River to
the Indiana border.

* WIND...South winds will gust from 45 to 50 mph during the
afternoon north of a Taylorville to Danville line, and from 35
to 45 mph south of there.

* HUMIDITY...Around 20 to 25 percent during the afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. The
threat is greatest in rural areas where harvest activities are
occurring. 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.

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