Red Flag Warning
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000 WWUS81 KGYX 221834 RFWGYX URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME 234 PM EDT FRI MAY 22 2015 ... FIRE WEATHER WATCH SATURDAY FROM NOON UNTIL 8 PM FOR MAINE AND MUCH OF NEW HAMPSHIRE... .HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE AREA AS FUELS REMAIN DRY. GUSTY WESTERLY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES WILL CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH CONDITIONS. MEZ007>009-012>014-018>028-NHZ004-006>015-231315- /O.NEW.KGYX.FW.A.0006.150523T1600Z-150524T0000Z/ NORTHERN OXFORD-NORTHERN FRANKLIN-CENTRAL SOMERSET- SOUTHERN OXFORD-SOUTHERN FRANKLIN-SOUTHERN SOMERSET-INTERIOR YORK- INTERIOR CUMBERLAND-ANDROSCOGGIN-KENNEBEC-INTERIOR WALDO- COASTAL YORK-COASTAL CUMBERLAND-SAGADAHOC-LINCOLN-KNOX- COASTAL WALDO-NORTHERN CARROLL-SOUTHERN CARROLL-SULLIVAN- MERRIMACK-BELKNAP-STRAFFORD-CHESHIRE NH-EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH- INTERIOR ROCKINGHAM-COASTAL ROCKINGHAM- WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH- 234 PM EDT FRI MAY 22 2015 ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR MAINE AND MUCH OF NEW HAMPSHIRE... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING. * AFFECTED AREA...IN NEW HAMPSHIRE CARROLL... SULLIVAN... MERRIMACK... BELKNAP... STRAFFORD... CHESHIRE... HILLSBOROUGH... AND ROCKINGHAM COUNTIES. IN MAINE... OXFORD... FRANKLIN... CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SOMERSET... YORK... CUMBERLAND... ANDROSCOGGIN... KENNEBEC... WALDO... SAGADAHOC... LINCOLN... AND KNOX COUNTIES. * WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH. * TIMING...NOON THROUGH 8 PM SATURDAY. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT. * TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 50S TO MID 60S. * IMPACTS...ANY FIRES MAY SPREAD RAPIDLY AND UNCONTROLLABLY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS. && $$ SCHWIBS

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