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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
930 PM EDT FRI MAY 22 2015

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-RIZ001>008-231000-
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
930 PM EDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER RISK SATURDAY...

DRIER AIR WILL SPREAD INTO THE REGION OVERNIGHT AND SATURDAY...
RESULTING IN RELATIVE HUMIDITIES BETWEEN 20 AND 30 PERCENT
SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO 25 MPH SATURDAY...COMBINED WITH
A LACK OF SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS...WILL
RESULT IN AN ELEVATED FIRE SPREAD POTENTIAL.

$$

JWD

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
929 PM EDT FRI MAY 22 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
929 PM EDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER RISK ACROSS NORTHWEST
CONNECTICUT...WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS AND SOUTHERN VERMONT
SATURDAY...

A DRY AIRMASS HAS OVERSPREAD WESTERN NEW ENGLAND AND WILL
REMAIN THROUGH SATURDAY. GUSTY WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO
25 MPH ARE EXPECTED...MAINLY SATURDAY AFTERNOON. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES WILL DIP TO BETWEEN 20 TO 30 PERCENT DURING SATURDAY
AFTERNOON.

WITH THE LACK OF APPRECIABLE RAINFALL...LOCAL FIRE WEATHER
OFFICIALS HAVE ADVISED OF AN ELEVATED FIRE SPREAD POTENTIAL DUE TO
THE DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS FORECAST SATURDAY.

$$

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