Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1211 AM EDT WED MAY 20 2015

MAZ002>023-026-201200-
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-
SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-
NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD...ORANGE...
BARRE...FITCHBURG...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...GLOUCESTER...
CHESTERFIELD...BLANDFORD...AMHERST...NORTHAMPTON...SPRINGFIELD...
MILFORD...WORCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...
QUINCY...TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...FALL RIVER...
NEW BEDFORD...MATTAPOISETT...CHATHAM...FALMOUTH...PROVINCETOWN...
VINEYARD HAVEN...AYER
1211 AM EDT WED MAY 20 2015

...ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER RISK ACROSS MASSACHUSETTS WEDNESDAY...

WITH DRY WEATHER AND PARTLY SUNNY CONDITIONS FORECAST...MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITIES ARE ANTICIPATED TO DROP BETWEEN 25 TO 30
PERCENT ACROSS MASSACHUSETTS. WESTERLY WINDS WILL GUST BETWEEN 25
AND 30 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 35 MPH POSSIBLE ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN.

DESPITE RECENT RAINS...WE STILL REMAIN ABNORMALLY DRY WITH RAINFALL
DEFICITS AROUND 4 TO 5 INCHES SINCE MARCH 1ST. AS SUCH LOCAL FIRE
WEATHER OFFICIALS HAVE ADVISED OF AN ELEVATED FIRE SPREAD POTENTIAL
DUE TO THE DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS FORECAST WEDNESDAY.

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DUNTEN / SIPPRELL


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