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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Taunton MA
418 AM EDT Thu Oct 19 2017

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>006-008>013-026-RIZ001-003-192200-
Hartford CT-Tolland CT-Windham CT-Western Franklin MA-
Eastern Franklin MA-Northern Worcester MA-Central Middlesex MA-
Western Essex MA-Western Hampshire MA-Western Hampden MA-
Eastern Hampshire MA-Eastern Hampden MA-Southern Worcester MA-
Western Norfolk MA-Northern Middlesex MA-Northwest Providence RI-
Western Kent RI-
Including the cities of Hartford, Windsor Locks, Union, Vernon,
Putnam, Willimantic, Charlemont, Greenfield, Orange, Barre,
Fitchburg, Framingham, Lowell, Lawrence, Chesterfield, Blandford,
Amherst, Northampton, Springfield, Milford, Worcester,
Foxborough, Norwood, Ayer, Foster, Smithfield, Coventry,
and West Greenwich
418 AM EDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...Elevated Fire Weather Potential This Afternoon...

Dry conditions persist across southern New England with the
overall recent lack of precipitation. South to southwest winds
will gust to around 25 miles per hour this afternoon. There is a
chance of a few 25 to 30 mph gusts toward 4 or 5 pm. These winds
will combine with relatively warm temperatures in the low to mid
70s and within a dry airmass to yield minimum relative humidity
values of 30 to 35 percent. This will lead to an elevated fire
weather potential through this afternoon.

On Friday, northwest winds are only expected to gust to 20 mph,
but it still will be dry with minimum relative humidity values near
30 percent, so we will be close to having an elevated risk for
fire potential as well.

$$
Field

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Taunton MA
301 AM EDT Thu Oct 19 2017

CTZ004-MAZ013-016>023-RIZ001>007-191200-
Windham CT-Western Norfolk MA-Eastern Norfolk MA-
Northern Bristol MA-Western Plymouth MA-Eastern Plymouth MA-
Southern Bristol MA-Southern Plymouth MA-Barnstable MA-Dukes MA-
Northwest Providence RI-Southeast Providence RI-Western Kent RI-
Eastern Kent RI-Bristol RI-Washington RI-Newport RI-
Including the cities of Putnam, Willimantic, Foxborough, Norwood,
Quincy, Taunton, Brockton, Plymouth, Fall River, New Bedford,
Mattapoisett, Chatham, Falmouth, Provincetown, Vineyard Haven,
Foster, Smithfield, Providence, Coventry, West Greenwich,
East Greenwich, Warwick, West Warwick, Bristol, Narragansett,
Westerly, and Newport
301 AM EDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...Areas of locally dense fog in southeastern New England early
this morning...

At 3 AM, patchy fog was common from eastern Connecticut across
portions of Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. The fog
was locally dense, especially in New Bedford and over the upper
portion of Cape Cod from Falmouth to Hyannis.

Motorists are urged to slow down and drive with caution in these
areas until the fog dissipates after sunrise.

$$
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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Albany NY
418 AM EDT Thu Oct 19 2017

CTZ001-013-MAZ001-025-192200-
Northern Litchfield-Southern Litchfield-Northern Berkshire-
Southern Berkshire-
Including the cities of Torrington, Oakville, Gaylordsville,
New Milford, Terryville, Thomaston, Dalton, Hancock, Pittsfield,
Florida, North Adams, Sandisfield, Great Barrington,
and South Egremont
418 AM EDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...Elevated Fire Weather Potential Today...

With an overall lack of rainfall across western Massachusetts and
northwest Connecticut, dry conditions persist. South to southwest
winds will gust to around 25 miles per hour today. These winds
will combine with relatively warm temperatures in the lower 70s
within a dry airmass to yield low relative humidity near 35
percent.

This will lead to elevated fire weather conditions through the
daylight hours today.

$$

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
355 AM EDT Thu Oct 19 2017

CTZ005>008-191600-
NORTHERN FAIRFIELD-NORTHERN NEW HAVEN-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX-
NORTHERN NEW LONDON-
355 AM EDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...Enhanced Fire Danger Today...

A dry air mass will combine with increasing southwesterly winds
to create conditions more conducive for fire spread during the
afternoon and evening. Relative humidity is expected to decrease
to 30 to 35 percent during this time...while wind gusts increase
to 20 to 25 mph. These conditions would likely aid fire spread if
ignition occurs.

Listen to NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio or visit our web Site at
http://weather.gov/nyc for further details or updates.

$$

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Gray ME
316 AM EDT Thu Oct 19 2017

MEZ007-012-018-NHZ001>015-192215-
Northern Oxford-Southern Oxford-Interior York-Northern Coos-
Southern Coos-Northern Grafton-Northern Carroll-Southern Grafton-
Southern Carroll-Sullivan-Merrimack-Belknap-Strafford-Cheshire-
Eastern Hillsborough-Interior Rockingham-Coastal Rockingham-
Western And Central Hillsborough-
Including the cities of Upton, Wilsons Mills, Andover, Byron,
Middle Dam, Roxbury, South Arm, Bethel, Bryant Pond, Hanover,
Locke Mills, Milton, Newry, Rumford, Norway, Fryeburg, Oxford,
Hollis, Alfred, Lebanon, Sanford, Goodwins Mills, Buxton,
Limington, Berwick, Errol, Millsfield, Colebrook, Berlin, Dummer,
Milan, York Pond, Lancaster, Bethlehem, Lincoln, Littleton,
Sugar Hill, Thornton, Waterville Valley, Woodstock, Jackson,
North Conway, Albany, Conway, Chatham, Crawford Notch, Lyme,
Ashland, Ellsworth, Holderness, Plymouth, Rumney, Wakefield,
Bridgewater, Brookfield, Ossipee, Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro,
Moultonborough, Claremont, Cornish, Unity, Croydon, Goshen,
Grantham, Lempster, Newport, Charlestown, Boscawen, Canterbury,
Concord, Dunbarton, Loudon, Hooksett, Laconia, Gilford, Meredith,
Barrington, Rochester, Dover, Rollinsford, Somersworth, Durham,
Madbury, Gilsum, Keene, Marlow, Sullivan, Surry, Jaffrey,
Manchester, Pelham, Nashua, Salem, Atkinson, Newton, Plaistow,
Chester, Derry, Hampstead, Exeter, Greenland, Portsmouth, Rye,
Hampton, Hampton Falls, North Hampton, Seabrook, Amherst,
Milford, Mont Vernon, Goffstown, Peterborough, Sharon, and Weare
316 AM EDT Thu Oct 19 2017

...Elevated Fire Weather Potential This Afternoon...

Dry conditions persist with an overall lack of rainfall across
the region. Southwest winds will increase to 10 to 20 mph with
highest gusts possible this afternoon. These winds will coincide
with many areas across New Hampshire and adjacent westernmost
Maine having relative humidity values in the 30 to 40 percent
range. These conditions, in combination with very little rainfall
recently, will lead to elevated fire weather potential this
afternoon.

Very dry conditions are possible on Friday as well under
northwest breezes.

$$

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