Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Portland, ME

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KGYX
332 AM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FOR TODAY FROM 11 AM UNTIL 8 PM FOR
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW HAMPSHIRE AND ALL OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN
MAINE EXCEPT EXTREME SOUTHWEST PORTIONS...

A HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE AREA TODAY AS A VERY
DRY AIR MASS REMAINS IN PLACE. ANYONE CONSIDERING OUTSIDE BURNING
SHOULD MONITOR LATER STATEMENTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
AS WELL AS LOCAL AND STATE OFFICIALS BEFORE BURNING.

MEZ007>009-012>014-019>022-024>028-NHZ001>006-061945-
/O.UPG.KGYX.FW.A.0003.150506T1500Z-150507T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KGYX.FW.W.0004.150506T1500Z-150507T0000Z/
NORTHERN OXFORD-NORTHERN FRANKLIN-CENTRAL SOMERSET-
SOUTHERN OXFORD-SOUTHERN FRANKLIN-SOUTHERN SOMERSET-
INTERIOR CUMBERLAND-ANDROSCOGGIN-KENNEBEC-INTERIOR WALDO-
COASTAL CUMBERLAND-SAGADAHOC-LINCOLN-KNOX-COASTAL WALDO-
NORTHERN COOS-SOUTHERN COOS-NORTHERN GRAFTON-NORTHERN CARROLL-
SOUTHERN GRAFTON-SOUTHERN CARROLL-
332 AM EDT WED MAY 6 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT
THIS EVENING FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING. THE FIRE
WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 001 NORTHERN COOS...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 002 SOUTHERN COOS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 003
  NORTHERN GRAFTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 004 NORTHERN CARROLL...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 005 SOUTHERN GRAFTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 006
  SOUTHERN CARROLL...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 007 NORTHERN OXFORD...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 008 NORTHERN FRANKLIN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  009 CENTRAL SOMERSET...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 012 SOUTHERN OXFORD...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 013 SOUTHERN FRANKLIN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  014 SOUTHERN SOMERSET...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 019 INTERIOR
  CUMBERLAND...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 020 ANDROSCOGGIN...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 021 KENNEBEC... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 022 INTERIOR WALDO...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 024 COASTAL CUMBERLAND...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  025 SAGADAHOC...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 026 LINCOLN...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 027 KNOX AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 028 COASTAL WALDO.

* WINDS...WEST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* TIMING... LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 21 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 60S.

* LIGHTNING...NONE.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES MAY SPREAD RAPIDLY AND UNCONTROLLABLY.

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.

&&

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