Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Portland, ME

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
1235 PM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

...DANGERS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS WESTERNMOST
MAINE AND SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE INTO THIS EVENING...

.RECENT DRY WEATHER HAS ALLOWED FINE FUELS TO REMAIN DRY DESPITE
GREEN UP BEING UNDERWAY. THIS IS COUPLED WITH A VERY DRY AIR MASS
REMAINING IN NEW ENGLAND TODAY...WHERE RELATIVE HUMIDITIES ARE
EXPECTED TO REMAIN BETWEEN 20 AND 25 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON.
WINDS WILL REMAIN GUSTY FROM THE WEST INTO THIS EVENING...AND
LEAD TO UNCONTROLLABLE FIRE BEHAVIOR.

MEZ012-018-019-NHZ004>015-250000-
/O.NEW.KGYX.FW.W.0008.150524T1635Z-150525T0000Z/
SOUTHERN OXFORD-INTERIOR YORK-INTERIOR CUMBERLAND-
NORTHERN CARROLL-SOUTHERN GRAFTON-SOUTHERN CARROLL-SULLIVAN-
MERRIMACK-BELKNAP-STRAFFORD-CHESHIRE NH-EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH-
INTERIOR ROCKINGHAM-COASTAL ROCKINGHAM-
WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH-
1235 PM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR WESTERNMOST MAIND AND
SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...WESTERNMOST MAINE AND SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE.

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.

* TIMING...THROUGH 8 PM THIS EVENING.

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

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE 70S.

* LIGHTNING...NONE.

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

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.

&&

$$
JC


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