Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
343 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM EDT THIS
   EVENING...

.LOW AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL
BRING CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TO NORTHERN AND DOWN EAST
MAINE THIS AFTERNOON AND INTO EARLY EVENING.

MEZ001>006-010-011-015>017-029>032-231545-
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/O.NEW.KCAR.FW.W.0005.150523T1600Z-150524T0000Z/
NORTHWEST AROOSTOOK-NORTHEAST AROOSTOOK-NORTHERN SOMERSET-
NORTHERN PISCATAQUIS-NORTHERN PENOBSCOT-SOUTHEAST AROOSTOOK-
CENTRAL PISCATAQUIS-CENTRAL PENOBSCOT-SOUTHERN PENOBSCOT-
INTERIOR HANCOCK-CENTRAL WASHINGTON-COASTAL HANCOCK-
COASTAL WASHINGTON-SOUTHERN PISCATAQUIS-NORTHERN WASHINGTON-
343 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT THIS
   EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CARIBOU HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 001 NORTHWEST AROOSTOOK...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 002 NORTHEAST AROOSTOOK...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  003 NORTHERN SOMERSET...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 004 NORTHERN
  PISCATAQUIS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 005 NORTHERN PENOBSCOT...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 006 SOUTHEAST AROOSTOOK...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 010
  CENTRAL PISCATAQUIS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 011 CENTRAL
  PENOBSCOT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 015 SOUTHERN PENOBSCOT...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 016 INTERIOR HANCOCK...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 017
  CENTRAL WASHINGTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 029 COASTAL HANCOCK...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 030 COASTAL WASHINGTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  031 SOUTHERN PISCATAQUIS AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 032 NORTHERN
  WASHINGTON.

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TIMING...12 PM THROUGH 8 PM.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 20 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 50S NORTH AND MID TO UPPER 50S DOWN
  EAST.

* LIGHTNING...NOT EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS...GRASS OR BRUSH FIRES THAT IGNITE COULD SPREAD VERY
  RAPIDLY AND BECOME OUT OF CONTROL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$

TD


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