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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
1150 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

...ENHANCED RISK OF WILDFIRE SPREAD INTO THIS EVENING ACROSS THE
TRI-STATE...

CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179-
190000-
/O.CON.KOKX.FW.W.0002.150418T1600Z-150419T0000Z/
NORTHERN FAIRFIELD-NORTHERN NEW HAVEN-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX-
NORTHERN NEW LONDON-SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-
SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-SOUTHERN NEW LONDON-WESTERN PASSAIC-
EASTERN PASSAIC-HUDSON-WESTERN BERGEN-EASTERN BERGEN-
WESTERN ESSEX-EASTERN ESSEX-WESTERN UNION-EASTERN UNION-ORANGE-
PUTNAM-ROCKLAND-NORTHERN WESTCHESTER-SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER-
NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-BRONX-RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)-
KINGS (BROOKLYN)-NORTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-NORTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-
SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-NORTHERN QUEENS-
NORTHERN NASSAU-SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU-
1150 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING
FOR THE TRI-STATE AREA...

* AFFECTED AREA...NEW YORK CITY...NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY...THE LOWER
  HUDSON VALLEY...SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT...AND LONG ISLAND.

* WINDS...SUSTAINED WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS 25 TO 30 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...20 TO 30 PERCENT.

* TIMING...THROUGH 8 PM THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...RAPID FIRE SPREAD IF IGNITION OCCURS. A WIND SHIFT
  IS EXPECTED BY THIS EVENING THAT MAY CREATE ADDITIONAL HAZARDS
  FOR ANY ONGOING FIRES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS...LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS WILL CREATE A SIGNIFICANTLY
ELEVATED FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$

MALOIT



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