Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Burlington, VT

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
402 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

NYZ026>031-034-035-087-VTZ001>012-016>019-232200-
NORTHERN ST. LAWRENCE-NORTHERN FRANKLIN-EASTERN CLINTON-
SOUTHEASTERN ST. LAWRENCE-SOUTHERN FRANKLIN-WESTERN CLINTON-
WESTERN ESSEX-EASTERN ESSEX-SOUTHWESTERN ST. LAWRENCE-GRAND ISLE-
WESTERN FRANKLIN-ORLEANS-ESSEX-WESTERN CHITTENDEN-LAMOILLE-
CALEDONIA-WASHINGTON-WESTERN ADDISON-ORANGE-WESTERN RUTLAND-
WINDSOR-EASTERN FRANKLIN-EASTERN CHITTENDEN-EASTERN ADDISON-
EASTERN RUTLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MASSENA...MALONE...PLATTSBURGH...
STAR LAKE...SARANAC LAKE...TUPPER LAKE...DANNEMORA...
LAKE PLACID...PORT HENRY...TICONDEROGA...OGDENSBURG...POTSDAM...
GOUVERNEUR...ALBURGH...SOUTH HERO...ST. ALBANS...NEWPORT...
ISLAND POND...BURLINGTON...JOHNSON...STOWE...ST. JOHNSBURY...
MONTPELIER...MIDDLEBURY...VERGENNES...BRADFORD...RANDOLPH...
RUTLAND...SPRINGFIELD...WHITE RIVER JUNCTION...ENOSBURG FALLS...
RICHFORD...UNDERHILL...BRISTOL...RIPTON...EAST WALLINGFORD...
KILLINGTON
402 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT...

PER COORDINATION WITH THE VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF FORESTS, PARKS AND
RECREATION, FINE DEAD FUELS SUCH AS LEAVES AND GRASS REMAIN VERY DRY
ACROSS MOST OF THE REGION, AND WITH LOWER THAN AVERAGE
PRECIPITATION OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS CONDITIONS REMAIN FAVORABLE
FOR THESE FUELS TO BURN QUICKLY SHOULD ANY FIRES START. LOW
AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY (15 TO 25%) ALONG WITH GUSTY WEST TO
NORTHWESTERLY WINDS FROM 20 TO 30 MPH WILL EXACERBATE THESE
CONDITIONS TODAY. THUS ANY FIRES THAT DO START TODAY WILL HAVE THE
POTENTIAL TO SPREAD QUICKLY...BURN INTENSELY AND BECOME DIFFICULT
TO CONTAIN. PERSONS PLANNING OUTDOOR BURNING OF BRUSH OR OTHER
MATERIAL TODAY SHOULD DO SO WITH CAUTION.

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JMG



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