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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
429 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179-
240000-
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-
429 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...ENHANCED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TODAY INTO EARLY THIS
EVENING...

WITH DAYTIME MIXING AND NORTHWEST FLOW...DEWPOINTS WILL LOWER
INTO THE 20S AND UPPER TEENS AS TEMPERATURES RISE INTO THE 60S.
THE RESULTING RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL DROP TO 15 TO 30
PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON INTO THE EARLY EVENING. THE WIND SPEEDS
WILL BE GENERALLY 10 TO 15 MPH ON AVERAGE WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH
AND OCCASIONALLY UP TO 25 MPH. THIS WILL ENHANCE THE SPREAD AND
GROWTH OF ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP.

$$

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
418 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

CTZ001-013-MAZ001-025-VTZ013>015-232300-
NORTHERN LITCHFIELD-SOUTHERN LITCHFIELD-NORTHERN BERKSHIRE-
SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE-BENNINGTON-WESTERN WINDHAM-EASTERN WINDHAM-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TORRINGTON...OAKVILLE...NEW MILFORD...
TERRYVILLE...PITTSFIELD...NORTH ADAMS...GREAT BARRINGTON...LEE...
LENOX...HOUSATONIC...BENNINGTON...JACKSONVILLE...NEWFANE...
BRATTLEBORO...WEST BRATTLEBORO...BELLOWS FALLS
418 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

THERE IS AN ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER RISK ACROSS NORTHWEST
CONNECTICUT...THE BERKSHIRES AND SOUTHERN VERMONT TODAY.

DUE TO A LACK OF SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL RECENTLY...AFTERNOON
RELATIVE HUMIDITY BETWEEN 15 AND 30 PERCENT...AND WESTERLY WINDS
GUSTING UP TO AROUND 25 MPH AT TIMES CONDITIONS WILL BE CONDUCIVE
TO THE GROWTH AND SPREAD OF FIRES.

$$

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
402 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

NYZ026>031-034-035-087-VTZ001>012-016>019-232200-
NORTHERN ST. LAWRENCE-NORTHERN FRANKLIN-EASTERN CLINTON-
SOUTHEASTERN ST. LAWRENCE-SOUTHERN FRANKLIN-WESTERN CLINTON-
WESTERN ESSEX-EASTERN ESSEX-SOUTHWESTERN ST. LAWRENCE-GRAND ISLE-
WESTERN FRANKLIN-ORLEANS-ESSEX-WESTERN CHITTENDEN-LAMOILLE-
CALEDONIA-WASHINGTON-WESTERN ADDISON-ORANGE-WESTERN RUTLAND-
WINDSOR-EASTERN FRANKLIN-EASTERN CHITTENDEN-EASTERN ADDISON-
EASTERN RUTLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MASSENA...MALONE...PLATTSBURGH...
STAR LAKE...SARANAC LAKE...TUPPER LAKE...DANNEMORA...
LAKE PLACID...PORT HENRY...TICONDEROGA...OGDENSBURG...POTSDAM...
GOUVERNEUR...ALBURGH...SOUTH HERO...ST. ALBANS...NEWPORT...
ISLAND POND...BURLINGTON...JOHNSON...STOWE...ST. JOHNSBURY...
MONTPELIER...MIDDLEBURY...VERGENNES...BRADFORD...RANDOLPH...
RUTLAND...SPRINGFIELD...WHITE RIVER JUNCTION...ENOSBURG FALLS...
RICHFORD...UNDERHILL...BRISTOL...RIPTON...EAST WALLINGFORD...
KILLINGTON
402 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT...

PER COORDINATION WITH THE VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF FORESTS, PARKS AND
RECREATION, FINE DEAD FUELS SUCH AS LEAVES AND GRASS REMAIN VERY DRY
ACROSS MOST OF THE REGION, AND WITH LOWER THAN AVERAGE
PRECIPITATION OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS CONDITIONS REMAIN FAVORABLE
FOR THESE FUELS TO BURN QUICKLY SHOULD ANY FIRES START. LOW
AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY (15 TO 25%) ALONG WITH GUSTY WEST TO
NORTHWESTERLY WINDS FROM 20 TO 30 MPH WILL EXACERBATE THESE
CONDITIONS TODAY. THUS ANY FIRES THAT DO START TODAY WILL HAVE THE
POTENTIAL TO SPREAD QUICKLY...BURN INTENSELY AND BECOME DIFFICULT
TO CONTAIN. PERSONS PLANNING OUTDOOR BURNING OF BRUSH OR OTHER
MATERIAL TODAY SHOULD DO SO WITH CAUTION.

$$

JMG

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
330 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-RIZ001>008-232100-
HARTFORD CT-TOLLAND CT-WINDHAM CT-WESTERN FRANKLIN MA-
EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-
WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-
WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-
SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-
SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-
WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-
SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-BARNSTABLE MA-DUKES MA-NANTUCKET MA-
NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-
SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-EASTERN KENT RI-
BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-BLOCK ISLAND RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION...
VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD...
ORANGE...BARRE...FITCHBURG...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...
GLOUCESTER...CHESTERFIELD...BLANDFORD...AMHERST...NORTHAMPTON...
SPRINGFIELD...MILFORD...WORCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...
CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY...TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...
FALL RIVER...NEW BEDFORD...MATTAPOISETT...CHATHAM...FALMOUTH...
PROVINCETOWN...VINEYARD HAVEN...NANTUCKET...AYER...FOSTER...
SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE...WEST GREENWICH...WARWICK...BRISTOL...
NARRAGANSETT...WESTERLY...NEWPORT...BLOCK ISLAND
330 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER RISK TODAY...

CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR AN ELEVATED FIRE SPREAD POTENTIAL
ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND TODAY.

THIS IS DUE TO A LACK OF SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL OVER THE PAST
SEVERAL DAYS...RELATIVE HUMIDITY BETWEEN 10 AND 20 PERCENT THIS
AFTERNOON...AND WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO 25 MPH AT
TIMES.

$$

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