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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
341 AM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>019-026-RIZ001>004-242100-
HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-
EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-
WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-
WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-
SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-
SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-
WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-
NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-
EASTERN KENT RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION...
VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD...
ORANGE...BARRE...FITCHBURG...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...
GLOUCESTER...CHESTERFIELD...BLANDFORD...AMHERST...NORTHAMPTON...
SPRINGFIELD...MILFORD...WORCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...
CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY...TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...
AYER...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE...WEST GREENWICH...
WARWICK
341 AM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

...ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER RISK TODAY...

LOCAL FIRE OFFICIALS ADVISE CONDITIONS FAVOR AN ELEVATED FIRE
SPREAD POTENTIAL TODAY ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND AWAY
FROM THE SOUTH COAST.

IN THESE AREAS...AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL FALL TO BETWEEN
20 AND 30 PERCENT...ALONG WITH SOUTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO 20 TO
25 MPH. THERE HAS ALSO BEEN A LACK OF SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL OVER
THE PAST FEW WEEKS.

THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL BE HIGHER ALONG THE SOUTH COASTS OF
MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND AS WELL AS CAPE COD AND THE
ISLANDS...DUE TO SOUTHWEST WINDS OFF THE OCEAN. AS A RESULT THE
FIRE WEATHER RISK IS LOWER THERE.

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