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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
1210 PM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...HIGH FIRE DANGER THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING...

.SOUTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO AROUND 25 MPH AT TIMES...TEMPERATURES
WARMING INTO THE 70S...AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES DROPPING BELOW
25 PERCENT WILL RESULT IN HIGH FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON AND
EARLY THIS EVENING ACROSS NORTHEAST LOWER MICHIGAN.

MIZ017-018-022>024-028>030-034>036-041-042-240000-
/O.CON.KAPX.FW.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150524T0000Z/
CHEBOYGAN-PRESQUE ISLE-OTSEGO-MONTMORENCY-ALPENA-CRAWFORD-OSCODA-
ALCONA-ROSCOMMON-OGEMAW-IOSCO-GLADWIN-ARENAC-
1210 PM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 017...018...022...023...024... 028...029...
030...034...035...036...041 AND 042...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 017...018...022...023...
  024...028...029...030...034...035...036...041 AND 042.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL GUST TO AROUND 25 MPH. THE STRONGEST
  GUSTS ARE EXPECTED NORTH OF THE M-72 CORRIDOR.

* HUMIDITY...MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES BETWEEN 20 AND 25
  PERCENT EXPECTED.

* HIGHEST THREAT...MAINLY ALONG AND EAST OF I-75 CORRIDOR AND
  NORTH OF THE M-72.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
WILL OCCUR SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE
GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$

SMITH

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
706 AM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND
ACROSS THE EASTERN INTERIOR...

AKZ220-232315-
/O.CON.PAFG.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-150524T0600Z/
YUKON FLATS AND SURROUNDING UPLANDS-
706 AM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM AKDT THIS
EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 220...

* HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 13 PERCENT.

* TIMING...RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL RECOVER ABOVE 15 PERCENT BY
  10 PM AKDT TONIGHT. RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL FALL BELOW 15
  PERCENT SATURDAY AFTER 2 PM AKDT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING OR WILL
OCCUR WHICH COULD LEAD TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF LARGE AND DANGEROUS
FIRES. IT IS DIRECTED TOWARD FIRE AGENCIES...AND THROUGH THEM...
TO THE PUBLIC.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE
FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
706 AM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND
ACROSS THE EASTERN INTERIOR...

AKZ222-232315-
/O.CON.PAFG.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-150524T0600Z/
MIDDLE TANANA VALLEY-
706 AM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM AKDT THIS
EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 222...

* HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 13 PERCENT.

* TIMING...RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL RECOVER ABOVE 15 PERCENT BY
  10 PM AKDT TONIGHT. RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL FALL BELOW 15
  PERCENT AGAIN SATURDAY FRIDAY AFTER 2 PM AKDT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING OR WILL
OCCUR WHICH COULD LEAD TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF LARGE AND DANGEROUS
FIRES. IT IS DIRECTED TOWARD FIRE AGENCIES...AND THROUGH THEM...
TO THE PUBLIC.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE
FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
706 AM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND
ACROSS THE EASTERN INTERIOR...

AKZ224-232315-
/O.CON.PAFG.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-150524T0600Z/
UPPER TANANA VALLEY AND THE FORTYMILE COUNTRY-
706 AM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM AKDT THIS
EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 224...

* HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 12 PERCENT.

* TIMING...RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL RECOVER ABOVE 15 PERCENT BY
  10 PM AKDT TONIGHT. RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL FALL BELOW 15
  PERCENT AGAIN SATURDAY AFTER 2 PM AKDT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING OR WILL
OCCUR WHICH COULD LEAD TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF LARGE AND DANGEROUS
FIRES. IT IS DIRECTED TOWARD FIRE AGENCIES...AND THROUGH THEM...
TO THE PUBLIC.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE
FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
706 AM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND
ACROSS THE EASTERN INTERIOR...

AKZ223-232315-
/O.CON.PAFG.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-150524T0600Z/
DELTANA AND TANANA FLATS-
706 AM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM AKDT THIS
EVENING FOR STRONG WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 223...

* HIGHEST THREAT...NEAR SOUTH OF BIRCH LAKE

* WIND...SOUTH WINDS GUSTING TO 25 MPH DEVELOPING SOUTH OF
  BIRCH LAKE THIS EVENING. SOUTH WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 12 PERCENT.

* TIMING...RED FLAG CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TODAY
  WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS DROPPING BELOW 15 PERCENT AGAIN SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING OR WILL
OCCUR WHICH COULD LEAD TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF LARGE AND DANGEROUS
FIRES. IT IS DIRECTED TOWARD FIRE AGENCIES...AND THROUGH THEM...
TO THE PUBLIC.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE
FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
706 AM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND
ACROSS THE EASTERN INTERIOR...

AKZ225-232315-
/O.CON.PAFG.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-150524T0600Z/
DENALI-
706 AM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM AKDT THIS
EVENING FOR STRONG WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 225...

* HIGHEST THREAT...NEAR ALASKA RANGE PASSES.

* WIND...SOUTH WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH THROUGH THE PASSES.

* HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 12 PERCENT.

* TIMING...RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL DROP BELOW 15 PERCENT BY 1 PM
  THIS AFTERNOON. RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL RECOVER ABOVE 15
  PERCENT BY 10 PM AKDT TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING OR WILL
OCCUR WHICH COULD LEAD TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF LARGE AND DANGEROUS
FIRES. IT IS DIRECTED TOWARD FIRE AGENCIES...AND THROUGH THEM...
TO THE PUBLIC.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE
FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
706 AM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND
ACROSS THE EASTERN INTERIOR...

AKZ226-232315-
/O.CON.PAFG.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-150524T0600Z/
EASTERN ALASKA RANGE-
706 AM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM AKDT THIS
EVENING FOR STRONG WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 226...

* WIND...SOUTH WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH THROUGH THE PASSES.

* HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT.

* TIMING...RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL RECOVER ABOVE 15 PERCENT BY
  10 PM AKDT TONIGHT...HOWEVER RECOVERY WILL BE LIMITED TO
  AROUND 30 PERCENT AS WINDS CONTINUE THROUGH THE NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING OR WILL
OCCUR WHICH COULD LEAD TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF LARGE AND DANGEROUS
FIRES. IT IS DIRECTED TOWARD FIRE AGENCIES...AND THROUGH THEM...
TO THE PUBLIC.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE
FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
1057 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS WESTERN
MAINE AND MUCH OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TODAY...

.RECENT DRY WEATHER HAS ALLOWED FINE FUELS TO REMAIN DRY DESPITE
GREEN UP BEING UNDERWAY. THIS IS COUPLED WITH A VERY DRY AIR MASS
MOVING INTO NEW ENGLAND TODAY...WHERE RELATIVE HUMIDITIES ARE
EXPECTED TO FALL TO BELOW 20 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL
REMAIN GUSTY FROM THE NORTHWEST THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...AND LEAD
TO UNCONTROLLABLE FIRE BEHAVIOR.

MEZ007>009-012>014-018>028-NHZ004-006>015-240000-
/O.CON.KGYX.FW.W.0007.150523T1600Z-150524T0000Z/
NORTHERN OXFORD-NORTHERN FRANKLIN-CENTRAL SOMERSET-
SOUTHERN OXFORD-SOUTHERN FRANKLIN-SOUTHERN SOMERSET-INTERIOR YORK-
INTERIOR CUMBERLAND-ANDROSCOGGIN-KENNEBEC-INTERIOR WALDO-
COASTAL YORK-COASTAL CUMBERLAND-SAGADAHOC-LINCOLN-KNOX-
COASTAL WALDO-NORTHERN CARROLL-SOUTHERN CARROLL-SULLIVAN-
MERRIMACK-BELKNAP-STRAFFORD-CHESHIRE NH-EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH-
INTERIOR ROCKINGHAM-COASTAL ROCKINGHAM-
WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH-
1057 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING
FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR WESTERN MAINE AND MUCH
OF NEW HAMPSHIRE...

* WESTERN MAINE AND ALL OF NEW HAMPSHIRE EXCEPT COOS AND GRAFTON
  COUNTIES.

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* TIMING...NOON THROUGH 8 PM SATURDAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 17 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE 50S TO MID 60S.

* LIGHTNING...NONE.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES MAY SPREAD RAPIDLY AND UNCONTROLLABLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
652 AM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015

AKZ141-240500-
/O.CON.PAFC.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-150524T0500Z/
COPPER RIVER BASIN-
652 AM AKDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM AKDT THIS
EVENING FOR STRONG WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE COPPER RIVER
BASIN...

* 20 FT WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS
  TO 35 MPH DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS...STRONGEST
  NEAR AND ALONG THE COPPER RIVER.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE 70S TO NEAR 80.

* TIMING...HUMIDITIES ARE EXPECTED TO FALL TO CRITICAL VALUES
  DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS AGAIN TODAY. SOUTH WINDS
  WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON ALONG THE COPPER RIVER AND PERSIST
  THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS
THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING
NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. IT IS DIRECTED TOWARD FIRE AGENCIES...AND
THROUGH THEM TO THE PUBLIC.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
851 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

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

.LOW AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL
BRING CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON AND INTO
EARLY EVENING.

MEZ003-004-010-011-015>017-029>032-232100-
/O.CON.KCAR.FW.W.0005.150523T1600Z-150524T0000Z/
NORTHERN SOMERSET-NORTHERN PISCATAQUIS-CENTRAL PISCATAQUIS-
CENTRAL PENOBSCOT-SOUTHERN PENOBSCOT-INTERIOR HANCOCK-
CENTRAL WASHINGTON-COASTAL HANCOCK-COASTAL WASHINGTON-
SOUTHERN PISCATAQUIS-NORTHERN WASHINGTON-
851 AM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

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

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 003 NORTHERN SOMERSET...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 004 NORTHERN PISCATAQUIS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 010
  CENTRAL PISCATAQUIS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 011 CENTRAL
  PENOBSCOT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 015 SOUTHERN PENOBSCOT...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 016 INTERIOR HANCOCK...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 017
  CENTRAL WASHINGTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 029 COASTAL HANCOCK...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 030 COASTAL WASHINGTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  031 SOUTHERN PISCATAQUIS AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 032 NORTHERN
  WASHINGTON.

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* TIMING...12 PM THROUGH 8 PM.

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

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S.

* LIGHTNING...NOT EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS...GRASS OR BRUSH FIRES THAT IGNITE COULD SPREAD VERY
  RAPIDLY AND BECOME 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 WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE SIGNIFICANT FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$

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