Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
356 PM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>019-026-RIZ001>004-240900-
HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-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-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-
NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-
EASTERN KENT RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION...
VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD...
ORANGE...BARRE...FITCHBURG...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...
GLOUCESTER...CHESTERFIELD...BLANDFORD...AMHERST...NORTHAMPTON...
SPRINGFIELD...MILFORD...WORCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...
CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY...TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...
AYER...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE...WEST GREENWICH...
WARWICK
356 PM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER RISK FOR SUNDAY...

DRY AIR REMAINS ACROSS THE REGION WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES OF 20 TO 30 PERCENT EXPECTED FOR LATE SUNDAY MORNING
INTO SUNDAY AFTERNOON. SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL BECOME GUSTY...MAINLY
ACROSS CENTRAL AND EASTERN AREAS...UPWARDS TO 20 TO 25 MPH.
ALSO...THERE CONTINUES TO BE A LACK OF SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL ACROSS
THE REGION...WHICH DATES BACK A FEW WEEKS.

WITH THESE FACTORS IN PLACE...LOCAL FIRE OFFICIALS HAVE ADVISED
THAT THERE IS AN ELEVATED FIRE SPREAD POTENTIAL FOR SUNDAY ACROSS
MUCH OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND AWAY FROM THE SOUTH COAST.

RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL BE HIGHER ALONG THE SOUTH COASTS OF
MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND AS WELL AS CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS
WITH THE SOUTHWEST WINDS BRINGING HIGHER DEWPOINTS...SO THE FIRE
WEATHER RISK IS LOWER THERE.

$$

EVT



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