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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
100 PM EST TUE JAN 11 2011

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

TO:       FEDERAL...STATE AND LOCAL LAND MANAGEMENT AGENCIES...
          EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS...
          NEWS MEDIA AND OTHER USERS

SUBJECT:  CHANGE TO RED FLAG WARNING AND FIRE WEATHER WATCH ISSUANCE
          CRITERIA EFFECTIVE FEB 1 2011

IN COOPERATION WITH THE UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE AND THE GEORGIA
FORESTRY COMMISSION...THE CRITERIA FOR RED FLAG WARNINGS AND FIRE
WEATHER WATCHES FOR NORTH AND MOST OF CENTRAL GEORGIA WILL CHANGE ON
FEBRUARY 1 2011.

THE NEW CRITERIA FOR RED FLAG WARNINGS AND FIRE WEATHER WATCHES WILL
BE AS FOLLOWS:

1. 10 HOUR FUEL MOISTURE OF 6 PERCENT OR LESS     AND

2. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES OF 25 PERCENT OR LESS      AND

3. SUSTAINED SURFACE WINDS OF 15 MPH OR GREATER
   AND/OR FREQUENT GUSTS OF 25 MPH OR GREATER

IN ADDITION..."FIRE DANGER STATEMENTS" /ATLSPSFFC/ WILL BE ISSUED
FOR THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:

1. 10 HOUR FUEL MOISTURE OF 8 PERCENT OR LESS        AND

2. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES OF 25 PERCENT OR LESS
   FOR 4 OR MORE CONSECUTIVE HOURS                   OR

3. SUSTAINED SURFACE WINDS OF 15 MPH OR GREATER
   AND/OR FREQUENT GUSTS OF 25 MPH OR GREATER

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL U.S. FOREST
SERVICE OFFICE...OR THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AT

     LANS P. ROTHFUSZ
     METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE
     NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
     4 FALCON DRIVE
     PEACHTREE CITY GA 30269
     770-486-1133 X 222
     LANS.ROTHFUSZ@NOAA.GOV

     OR

     BRIAN D. LYNN
     FIRE WEATHER PROGRAM MANAGER/INCIDENT METEOROLOGIST
     NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
     4 FALCON DRIVE
     PEACHTREE CITY GA 30269
     770-486-1133 X 355
     BRIAN.LYNN@NOAA.GOV

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