Red Flag Warning for Indian River County

Indian River County was issued a red flag warning by the National Weather Service.
Indian River County was issued a red flag warning by the National Weather Service.

SEBASTIAN – A Red Flag Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for Brevard and Indian River County, as well as a small craft advisory.

There’s already a burn notice in the county, but now the red flag warning is in effect from noon today to 8:00 p.m. Saturday.

It is being issued because of low relative humidity and high winds. In addition, the mandatory fire ban prohibits all outdoor burning. Bonfires, campfires and the burning of yard debris aren’t allowed until further notice.

If you’re planning to take the boat out today, take warning. There’s a small craft advisory for winds in effect until 11 a.m. Saturday.

The advisory may change as the National Weather Service in Melbourne is observing west to northwest winds of up to 20 to 25 knots.

Waves and rising seas of 3 to 5 feet will create steep and dangerous conditions for small craft operation. Inexperienced boaters should avoid navigating in these conditions.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.