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Current Flag Condition 

Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler Heat Stress Conditions
Location Flag Condition WBGT Reading Timestamp
Camps Foster and Lester; Plaza GREEN 83.12 7/14/2020 8:11:06 PM
Camp Kinser GREEN 83.12 7/14/2020 8:11:06 PM
Camp Courtney GREEN 81.82 7/14/2020 8:11:06 PM
Camp Hansen GREEN 81.28 7/14/2020 8:11:06 PM
Camp Schwab GREEN 81.66 7/14/2020 8:11:06 PM
MCAS Futenma GREEN 82.40 7/14/2020 8:11:06 PM

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When warm weather is here and the heat index begins to rise, everyone needs to pay attention to the flag conditions here on Okinawa and understand what they mean. 

There are five conditions listed for the heat flag warnings from least to most severe.

It is important to note that some of these flag conditions have extremely narrow 2-3 degree ranges.  That means that temperatures can rise from yellow to black more quickly than the flag station operator's observation interval. It is also essential to always keep in mind that extreme conditions can lead to serious health problems such as dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and even death.


Flag Condition Guidelines


Flag Color
WBGT Index*
Intensity of Exercise
< 80
Extremely intense physical output may precipitate heat injury. Caution should be taken.
80 - 84.9

Heavy exercise for un-acclimated personnel should be conducted with caution and under responsible supervision.

85 - 87.9
Strenuous exercise and activity should be curtailed for all personnel with less than 3 weeks training in hot weather.
88 - 89.9
Strenuous exercise curtailed for all personnel with less than 12 weeks training in hot weather
90 and Above
Physical training and strenuous exercise suspended for all personnel (excluding operational commitments).

* Note 1: Add 10°F to the WBGT index for MOPP gear performing Easy Work and add 20°F to the WBGT index for Moderate and Hard Work.  
* Note 2: Add 10°F to the WBGT index PPE, or body armor is worn. Minimize restrictive clothing/equipment and wear light colored clothing if possible.

If you need the Flag Condition or have a Flag Condition concern for your respective area, please contact the below camp offices as appropriate:  


Camp Schwab Camp Services:

Camp Hansen Camp Services:

Camp Courtney Camp Services:

Camp Foster Camp Services:

Camp Kinser Camp Services:

MCAS Futenma Weather: