Red Flag Warning
A Red Flag Warning is issued by the National Weather Service when low humidity, warm temperatures, dry fuels and strong winds could combine to produce extreme fire behavior that is either occurring or will occur within 24 hours. These are some of the criteria considered prior to issuing a Red Flag Warning:
- Sustained wind speeds averaging 15 mph or greater
- Relative humidity of 25% or less
- Temperature over 75 degrees F
- Small diameter fuels (10-hour fuel) have a moisture at 8% or less for one day
During a Red Flag Warning you should ALWAYS follow the instructions provided by Hutto Fire Rescue and be prepared to take action if a fire develops in your area.
Red Flag Warning On
Critical fire weather conditions are either occuring now, or will shortly. Be extremely careful with open flames.