Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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000 WWUS81 KCAR 230220 RFWCAR URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME 1020 PM EDT FRI MAY 22 2015 ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING... .LOW AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BRING POTENTIAL OUT OF CONTROL BURNING CONDITIONS TOMORROW AFTERNOON INTO THE EARLY EVENING. HOWEVER...LOW HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL LIMIT FIRE IGNITION AND GREEN-UP CONDITIONS WILL MITIGATE THE POTENTIAL OF RAPID SPREAD OF ANY FIRE STARTS. MEZ001>006-010-011-015>017-029>032-231030- /O.CON.KCAR.FW.A.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- 1020 PM EDT FRI MAY 22 2015 ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING FOR NORTHERN AND EASTERN MAINE... * 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 22 PERCENT. * TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S ON SATURDAY. * LIGHTNING...NOT EXPECTED. * IMPACTS...GRASS OR BRUSH FIRES THAT IGNITE COULD SPREAD VERY RAPIDLY AND BECOME OUT OF CONTROL. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS. && $$ VJN

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