Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Burlington, VT

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000 WWUS81 KBTV 240919 SPSBTV SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT 519 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014 NYZ028-031-034-035-VTZ001-005-009-011-012-019-241700- EASTERN CLINTON-WESTERN CLINTON-WESTERN ESSEX-EASTERN ESSEX- GRAND ISLE-WESTERN CHITTENDEN-WESTERN ADDISON-WESTERN RUTLAND- WINDSOR-EASTERN RUTLAND- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PLATTSBURGH...DANNEMORA...LAKE PLACID... PORT HENRY...TICONDEROGA...ALBURGH...SOUTH HERO...BURLINGTON... MIDDLEBURY...VERGENNES...RUTLAND...SPRINGFIELD... WHITE RIVER JUNCTION...EAST WALLINGFORD...KILLINGTON 519 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014 ...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMITIES WILL INCREASE FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS TODAY... RECENT DRY SPELL ACROSS THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY AND SOUTHERN VERMONT HAVE ALLOW FINE FUELS BELOW 1500 FEET TO DRY. THIS COMBINED WITH GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS UP TO 40 MPH...AND MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES BETWEEN 25 AND 35 PERCENT...WILL INCREASE FIRE CONCERNS THIS AFTERNOON. THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL BE THE LOWEST AND WINDS THE STRONGEST BETWEEN 1 PM AND 5 PM TODAY. AREAS OF DRY FINE FUELS EXIST ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE NORTH COUNTRY. GIVEN THE EXPECTED WEATHER CONDITIONS...ANY FIRES THAT DO OCCUR COULD SPREAD QUICKLY...BURN INTENSELY...AND BE DIFFICULT TO CONTAIN. $$ KGM

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