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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
253 PM EDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING...

.LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL COMBINE
WITH DRY CONDITIONS TO BRING A DAY OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS TOMORROW AFTERNOON INTO THE EARLY EVENING...

MEZ001>006-010-011-015>017-029>032-230700-
/O.CON.KCAR.FW.A.0005.150523T1600Z-150524T0000Z/
NORTHWEST AROOSTOOK-NORTHEAST AROOSTOOK-NORTHERN SOMERSET-
NORTHERN PISCATAQUIS-NORTHERN PENOBSCOT-SOUTHEAST AROOSTOOK-
CENTRAL PISCATAQUIS-CENTRAL PENOBSCOT-SOUTHERN PENOBSCOT-
INTERIOR HANCOCK-CENTRAL WASHINGTON-COASTAL HANCOCK-
COASTAL WASHINGTON-SOUTHERN PISCATAQUIS-NORTHERN WASHINGTON-
253 PM EDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
ALL OF NORTHERN...CENTRAL...AND DOWNEAST MAINE...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 001 NORTHWEST AROOSTOOK...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 002 NORTHEAST AROOSTOOK...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  003 NORTHERN SOMERSET...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 004 NORTHERN
  PISCATAQUIS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 005 NORTHERN PENOBSCOT...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 006 SOUTHEAST AROOSTOOK...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 010
  CENTRAL PISCATAQUIS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 011 CENTRAL
  PENOBSCOT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 015 SOUTHERN PENOBSCOT...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 016 INTERIOR HANCOCK...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 017
  CENTRAL WASHINGTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 029 COASTAL HANCOCK...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 030 COASTAL WASHINGTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  031 SOUTHERN PISCATAQUIS AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 032 NORTHERN
  WASHINGTON.

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TIMING...12 PM THROUGH 8 PM.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 22 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S ON SATURDAY.

* LIGHTNING...NOT EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS...GRASS OR BRUSH FIRES THAT IGNITE COULD SPREAD VERY
  RAPIDLY AND BECOME OUT OF CONTROL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$

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