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000 WWUS81 KBOX 190818 SPSBOX Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Taunton MA 418 AM EDT Thu Oct 19 2017 CTZ002>004-MAZ002>006-008>013-026-RIZ001-003-192200- Hartford CT-Tolland CT-Windham CT-Western Franklin MA- Eastern Franklin MA-Northern Worcester MA-Central Middlesex MA- Western Essex MA-Western Hampshire MA-Western Hampden MA- Eastern Hampshire MA-Eastern Hampden MA-Southern Worcester MA- Western Norfolk MA-Northern Middlesex MA-Northwest Providence RI- Western Kent RI- Including the cities of Hartford, Windsor Locks, Union, Vernon, Putnam, Willimantic, Charlemont, Greenfield, Orange, Barre, Fitchburg, Framingham, Lowell, Lawrence, Chesterfield, Blandford, Amherst, Northampton, Springfield, Milford, Worcester, Foxborough, Norwood, Ayer, Foster, Smithfield, Coventry, and West Greenwich 418 AM EDT Thu Oct 19 2017 ...Elevated Fire Weather Potential This Afternoon... Dry conditions persist across southern New England with the overall recent lack of precipitation. South to southwest winds will gust to around 25 miles per hour this afternoon. There is a chance of a few 25 to 30 mph gusts toward 4 or 5 pm. These winds will combine with relatively warm temperatures in the low to mid 70s and within a dry airmass to yield minimum relative humidity values of 30 to 35 percent. This will lead to an elevated fire weather potential through this afternoon. On Friday, northwest winds are only expected to gust to 20 mph, but it still will be dry with minimum relative humidity values near 30 percent, so we will be close to having an elevated risk for fire potential as well. $$ Field

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