Weather Alerts for Presque Isle County

Issued by the National Weather Service

Red Flag Warning  RED FLAG WARNING   Red Flag Warning
PRESQUE ISLE COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Alcona - Alpena - Antrim - Arenac - Beaver Island and surrounding islands - Benzie - Charlevoix - Cheboygan - Crawford - Emmet - Gladwin - Grand Traverse - Iosco - Kalkaska - Leelanau - Manistee - Missaukee - Montmorency - Ogemaw - Oscoda - Otsego - Presque Isle - Roscommon - Wexford
Effective: Thu, 6/17 4:51pm Updated: Thu, 6/17 7:58pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 6/17 8:00pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING
FOR WARM TEMPERATURES, GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY ACROSS
NORTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN...
* AFFECTED AREA...All of northern Lower Michigan.
* WIND...Southwest winds of 10 to 15 mph with some higher gusts.
* HUMIDITY...Minimum afternoon values of 23 to 28 percent.
* TEMPERATURES...High temperatures in the lower to middle 80s.
* IMPACTS...The potential exists for fires to grow out of
control quickly this afternoon due to warm, dry and breezy
conditions. Burn restrictions are in effect. For more
information on burn restrictions, visit the michigan DNR
website at www.michigan.gov/burnpermit or call 866-922-2876.

Information:
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.