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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
1047 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

...RAPID SPREAD OF WILDFIRES LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY THIS
EVENING...

.A DRY COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTHERN
PENNSYLVANIA THIS AFTERNOON...ACCOMPANIED BY A GUSTY WEST TO
NORTHWEST WIND...AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY.

PAZ006-011-012-018-019-025>028-037-041-042-045-046-049>053-
056>059-063-190000-
/O.CON.KCTP.FW.W.0001.150418T1600Z-150419T0000Z/
POTTER-CAMERON-NORTHERN CLINTON-NORTHERN CENTRE-SOUTHERN CENTRE-
BLAIR-HUNTINGDON-MIFFLIN-JUNIATA-TIOGA-NORTHERN LYCOMING-SULLIVAN-
SOUTHERN CLINTON-SOUTHERN LYCOMING-UNION-SNYDER-MONTOUR-
NORTHUMBERLAND-COLUMBIA-PERRY-DAUPHIN-SCHUYLKILL-LEBANON-
CUMBERLAND-
1047 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

...A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING FOR MUCH OF CENTRAL AND NORTHERN PENNSYLVANIA...

* AFFECTED AREA...THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...AND THE
  SUSQUEHANNA RIVER VALLEY...MAINLY NORTH OF HARRISBURG.

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

* TIMING...A DRY COLD FRONT OVER LAKE ERIE LATE THIS MORNING WILL
  PUSH SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE DISTRICT THIS AFTERNOON AND INCREASE
  THE WIND OUT OF THE WEST-NORTHWEST. THE FULL SUN...GUSTY WIND
  AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL DRY OUT THE LEAF LITTER AND OTHER
  FINE FUELS EFFICIENTLY. AFTER SUNSET...THE WIND WILL DIMINISH
  AND HUMIDITY WILL RISE...CALMING THE THREAT FOR FIRE SPREAD.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 23 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...AROUND 70.

* IMPACTS...THE LIKELIHOOD EXISTS FOR RAPID GROWTH AND SPREAD OF
  WILD FIRES THAT DEVELOP...AND FOR PRESCRIBED BURNS TO GROW OUT
  OF CONTROL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/CTP (ALL LOWER CASE)



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
241 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

PAZ006-011-012-018-019-025>028-037-041-042-045-046-049>053-056>059-
063-190645-
POTTER-CAMERON-NORTHERN CLINTON-NORTHERN CENTRE-SOUTHERN CENTRE-
BLAIR-HUNTINGDON-MIFFLIN-JUNIATA-TIOGA-NORTHERN LYCOMING-SULLIVAN-
SOUTHERN CLINTON-SOUTHERN LYCOMING-UNION-SNYDER-MONTOUR-
NORTHUMBERLAND-COLUMBIA-PERRY-DAUPHIN-SCHUYLKILL-LEBANON-CUMBERLAND-
241 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

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

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

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

   RED FLAG WARNING.

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

THE PROBABILITY FOR WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS LOW.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

$$



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