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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
324 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

CTZ001-013-MAZ001-025-NYZ039>041-043-047>054-058>061-063>066-083-
084-VTZ013>015-241530-
/O.UPG.KALY.FW.A.0001.140424T1600Z-140424T2200Z/
/O.NEW.KALY.FW.W.0001.140424T1600Z-140424T2200Z/
NORTHERN LITCHFIELD-SOUTHERN LITCHFIELD-NORTHERN BERKSHIRE-
SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE-SOUTHERN FULTON-MONTGOMERY-NORTHERN SARATOGA-
NORTHERN WASHINGTON-SCHOHARIE-WESTERN SCHENECTADY-
EASTERN SCHENECTADY-SOUTHERN SARATOGA-WESTERN ALBANY-
EASTERN ALBANY-WESTERN RENSSELAER-EASTERN RENSSELAER-
WESTERN GREENE-EASTERN GREENE-WESTERN COLUMBIA-EASTERN COLUMBIA-
WESTERN ULSTER-EASTERN ULSTER-WESTERN DUTCHESS-EASTERN DUTCHESS-
SOUTHEAST WARREN-SOUTHERN WASHINGTON-BENNINGTON-WESTERN WINDHAM-
EASTERN WINDHAM-
324 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM EDT THIS
EVENING FOR HIGH WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR MUCH OF EASTERN NEW YORK
AND ADJACENT WESTERN NEW ENGLAND.


* AFFECTED AREA...THE BERKSHIRES...NORTHWEST CONNECTICUT...THE
  EASTERN CATSKILLS...MID HUDSON VALLEY...TACONICS...GREATER
  CAPITAL REGION... THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN MOHAWK VALLEY...AND
  THE LAKE GEORGE SARATOGA REGION OF EAST CENTRAL NEW YORK.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS 30 TO 45 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...15 TO 25 PERCENT.

* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON.

* TEMPERATURES...50S TO LOWER 60S.

* IMPACTS...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY.

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.

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EXPECTED DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS.  ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP MAY QUICKLY
GET OUT OF CONTROL AND BECOME DIFFICULT TO CONTAIN.

&&

$$



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