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Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
541 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179-
232100-
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-
541 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...ENHANCED RISK OF FIRE SPREAD TODAY...

THE COMBINATION OF STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS AND A DRYING AIR MASS
WILL RESULT IN CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR THE RAPID SPREAD OF BRUSH
FIRES...ESPECIALLY THIS AFTERNOON.

RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL BE LOWEST THIS AFTERNOON...DROPPING TO 35
TO 40 PERCENT AND WINDS WILL GUST UP TO 40 MPH. THESE CONDITIONS
WOULD LIKELY AID FIRE SPREAD IF IGNITION OCCURS.

IF YOU SPOT A FIRE OR SMOKE PLUME...PLEASE REPORT IT TO THE
AUTHORITIES IMMEDIATELY.

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Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
418 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...RED FLAG CONDITIONS LIKELY ON THURSDAY...

CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179-
232000-
/O.CON.KOKX.FW.A.0001.140424T1300Z-140425T0000Z/
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-
418 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR HIGH WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
FOR THE ENTIRE TRI-STATE REGION...

* AFFECTED AREA...THE ENTIRE TRI-STATE REGION.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 18 PERCENT.

* TIMING...LATE THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...RAPID FIRE SPREAD POSSIBLE IF IGNITION OCCURS.

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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