The National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Office Guam advised strong daytime winds may lead to rapid fire spread across parts of Guam.
A red flag warning is in effect for Guam until 6 p.m. this evening. A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. Sustained winds near 20 mph, with gusts to 30 mph are expected. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures will create ideal conditions for rapid spread of wildfires. The highest threat is anticipated for the southern part of Guam, mainly along and south of Cross Island Road. Any fires that develop may spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.
The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) remind the community to refrain from outdoor burning and listen for any additional forecasts or warnings.
Visit the following links for the latest information:
- NWS Website: https://www.weather.gov/gum/
- NWS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGuam/
- GHS/OCD Website: https://ghs.guam.gov/
- GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD/
For more information, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer Jenna G. Blas at (671) 489-2540 or via email at email@example.com.