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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
315 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS WESTERN MAINE
AND MUCH OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TODAY...

.RECENT DRY WEATHER HAS ALLOWED FINE FUELS TO REMAIN DRY DESPITE
GREEN UP BEING UNDERWAY. THIS IS COUPLED WITH A VERY DRY AIR MASS
MOVING INTO NEW ENGLAND TODAY...WHERE RELATIVE HUMIDITIES ARE
EXPECTED TO FALL TO BELOW 20 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL
REMAIN GUSTY FROM THE NORTHWEST THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...AND LEAD
TO UNCONTROLLABLE FIRE BEHAVIOR.

MEZ007>009-012>014-018>028-NHZ004-006>015-231515-
/O.UPG.KGYX.FW.A.0006.150523T1600Z-150524T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KGYX.FW.W.0007.150523T1600Z-150524T0000Z/
NORTHERN OXFORD-NORTHERN FRANKLIN-CENTRAL SOMERSET-
SOUTHERN OXFORD-SOUTHERN FRANKLIN-SOUTHERN SOMERSET-INTERIOR YORK-
INTERIOR CUMBERLAND-ANDROSCOGGIN-KENNEBEC-INTERIOR WALDO-
COASTAL YORK-COASTAL CUMBERLAND-SAGADAHOC-LINCOLN-KNOX-
COASTAL WALDO-NORTHERN CARROLL-SOUTHERN CARROLL-SULLIVAN-
MERRIMACK-BELKNAP-STRAFFORD-CHESHIRE NH-EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH-
INTERIOR ROCKINGHAM-COASTAL ROCKINGHAM-
WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH-
315 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR WESTERN MAINE AND
MUCH OF NEW HAMPSHIRE...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH
IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 004 NORTHERN CARROLL...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 006 SOUTHERN CARROLL...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 007
  NORTHERN OXFORD...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 007 SULLIVAN...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 008 NORTHERN FRANKLIN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 008
  MERRIMACK...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 009 CENTRAL SOMERSET...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 009 BELKNAP...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 010 STRAFFORD...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 011 CHESHIRE NH...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 012
  SOUTHERN OXFORD...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 012 EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH
  NH...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 013 SOUTHERN FRANKLIN...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 013 INTERIOR ROCKINGHAM...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 014 SOUTHERN
  SOMERSET...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 014 COASTAL ROCKINGHAM...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 015 WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 018 INTERIOR YORK...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 019
  INTERIOR CUMBERLAND...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 020 ANDROSCOGGIN...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 021 KENNEBEC...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 022
  INTERIOR WALDO...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 023 COASTAL YORK...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 024 COASTAL CUMBERLAND...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 025
  SAGADAHOC...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 026 LINCOLN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  027 KNOX AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 028 COASTAL WALDO.

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* TIMING...NOON THROUGH 8 PM SATURDAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 17 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 60S.

* LIGHTNING...NONE.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES MAY SPREAD RAPIDLY AND UNCONTROLLABLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$

LEGRO




Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
314 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

MEZ018>028-NHZ010-012>014-241000-
INTERIOR YORK-INTERIOR CUMBERLAND-ANDROSCOGGIN-KENNEBEC-
INTERIOR WALDO-COASTAL YORK-COASTAL CUMBERLAND-SAGADAHOC-LINCOLN-
KNOX-COASTAL WALDO-STRAFFORD-EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH-
INTERIOR ROCKINGHAM-COASTAL ROCKINGHAM-
314 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN MAINE...CENTRAL NEW
HAMPSHIRE...SOUTHEASTERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   RED FLAG WARNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$



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