Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Caribou ME
1154 AM EDT Fri Oct 20 2017

Northern Penobscot-Southeast Aroostook-Central Piscataquis-
Central Penobscot-Southern Penobscot-Interior Hancock-
Central Washington-Coastal Hancock-Coastal Washington-
Southern Piscataquis-Northern Washington-
Including the cities of Millinocket, East Millinocket, Patten,
Medway, Houlton, Hodgdon, Sherman, Smyrna Mills, Greenville,
Monson, Blanchard, Lincoln, Howland, Springfield, Bangor, Brewer,
Orono, Old Town, Amherst, Aurora, Dedham, Eastbrook, Great Pond,
Orland, Calais, Grand Lake Stream, Wesley, Perry, Princeton,
Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, Bucksport, Castine, Eastport, Machias,
Cherryfield, Dover-Foxcroft, Milo, Guilford, Danforth, Vanceboro,
and Topsfield
1154 AM EDT Fri Oct 20 2017


The lack of precipitation this month has lead to very dry
conditions in Maine`s forests this fall. Gusty northwest winds
will continue through this afternoon, with gusts of 30 to 35 mph
expected. In addition, humidity will lower through the afternoon
hours as drier air moves into the region. These factors will
increase the potential for any fires that start to spread quickly
and become difficult to contain.

The Maine Forest Service advises against any open burning today
due to these conditions. Numerous wildfires have started across
the state over the last few days and those who are working or
recreating outside should be fire aware.


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