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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KGYX
317 PM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING ACROSS ALL OF
NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN AND SOUTHERN MAINE...

GUSTY WINDS AND VERY DRY AIR FOLLOWS A COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE FOR
TODAY. THE DRY AIR MASS COMBINED WITH SOME GUSTY WINDS WILL FUEL
ADDITIONAL WILD FIRES. ON WEDNESDAY...AN ELEVATED FIRE DANGER IS
LIKELY TO PERSIST ACROSS THE AREA. ANYONE CONSIDERING OUTSIDE
BURNING SHOULD MONITOR LATER STATEMENTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE AS WELL AS LOCAL AND STATE OFFICIALS BEFORE BURNING.

MEZ007>009-012>014-019>022-024>028-NHZ001>006-061100-
/O.NEW.KGYX.FW.A.0003.150506T1500Z-150507T0000Z/
/O.CON.KGYX.FW.W.0003.000000T0000Z-150506T0000Z/
NORTHERN OXFORD-NORTHERN FRANKLIN-CENTRAL SOMERSET-
SOUTHERN OXFORD-SOUTHERN FRANKLIN-SOUTHERN SOMERSET-
INTERIOR CUMBERLAND-ANDROSCOGGIN-KENNEBEC-INTERIOR WALDO-
COASTAL CUMBERLAND-SAGADAHOC-LINCOLN-KNOX-COASTAL WALDO-
NORTHERN COOS-SOUTHERN COOS-NORTHERN GRAFTON-NORTHERN CARROLL-
SOUTHERN GRAFTON-SOUTHERN CARROLL-
317 PM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

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

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR THE
NORTHERN HALF OF NEW HAMPSHIRE AND MUCH OF SOUTHERN AND WESTERN
MAINE...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER
WATCH FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 001 NORTHERN COOS...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 002 SOUTHERN COOS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 003
  NORTHERN GRAFTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 004 NORTHERN CARROLL...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 005 SOUTHERN GRAFTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 006
  SOUTHERN CARROLL...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 007 NORTHERN OXFORD...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 008 NORTHERN FRANKLIN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  009 CENTRAL SOMERSET...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 012 SOUTHERN OXFORD...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 013 SOUTHERN FRANKLIN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  014 SOUTHERN SOMERSET...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 019 INTERIOR
  CUMBERLAND...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 020 ANDROSCOGGIN...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 021 KENNEBEC... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 022 INTERIOR WALDO...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 024 COASTAL CUMBERLAND...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  025 SAGADAHOC...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 026 LINCOLN...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 027 KNOX AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 028 COASTAL WALDO.

* WINDS...WEST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* TIMING... THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING AND AGAIN LATE
  WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 22 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE 70S.

* 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.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KGYX
317 PM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING ACROSS ALL OF
NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN AND SOUTHERN MAINE...

GUSTY WINDS AND VERY DRY AIR FOLLOWS A COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE FOR
TODAY. THE DRY AIR MASS COMBINED WITH SOME GUSTY WINDS WILL FUEL
ADDITIONAL WILD FIRES. ON WEDNESDAY...AN ELEVATED FIRE DANGER IS
LIKELY TO PERSIST ACROSS THE AREA. ANYONE CONSIDERING OUTSIDE
BURNING SHOULD MONITOR LATER STATEMENTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE AS WELL AS LOCAL AND STATE OFFICIALS BEFORE BURNING.

MEZ018-023-NHZ007>015-060000-
/O.CON.KGYX.FW.W.0003.000000T0000Z-150506T0000Z/
INTERIOR YORK-COASTAL YORK-SULLIVAN-MERRIMACK-BELKNAP-STRAFFORD-
CHESHIRE NH-EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH-INTERIOR ROCKINGHAM-
COASTAL ROCKINGHAM-WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH-
317 PM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING
FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR THE SOUTHERN HALF OF NEW
HAMPSHIRE AND YORK COUNTY MAINE...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 007 SULLIVAN...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 008 MERRIMACK...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 009 BELKNAP...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 010 STRAFFORD...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 011 CHESHIRE
  NH...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 012 EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 013 INTERIOR ROCKINGHAM...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 014
  COASTAL ROCKINGHAM...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 015 WESTERN AND CENTRAL
  HILLSBOROUGH NH...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 018 INTERIOR YORK AND FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 023 COASTAL YORK.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

* TIMING... THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 21 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE 70S.

* 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.

&&

$$

ES

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
1150 AM CDT TUE MAY 5 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING EXPANDED TO INCLUDE THE RED RIVER VALLEY INTO
PARTS OF NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA INTO EVENING...

.THE COMBINATION OF SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS AT 15 TO 30 MPH...
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES AND VERY DRY FUELS WILL RESULT IN
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS INTO EARLY EVENING. THE RED FLAG
WARNING WAS EXPANDED INTO THE RED RIVER VALLEY AND PARTS OF
NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA AS WINDS WILL BE A BIT HIGHER THAN
ORIGINALLY FORECAST.

MNZ001>005-007-008-013>015-029-NDZ008-016-027-029-030-039-053-054-
060000-
/O.EXA.KFGF.FW.W.0010.150505T1800Z-150506T0000Z/
WEST POLK-NORMAN-CLAY-KITTSON-ROSEAU-WEST MARSHALL-EAST MARSHALL-
PENNINGTON-RED LAKE-EAST POLK-WILKIN-PEMBINA-EASTERN WALSH-
GRAND FORKS-STEELE-TRAILL-CASS-RICHLAND-WESTERN WALSH-
1150 AM CDT TUE MAY 5 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR
DRY FUELS...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE RED RIVER
VALLEY INTO PARTS OF NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND FORKS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR DRY FUELS....GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN MINNESOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 001...002...
  003...004...005...007...008...013...014...015 AND 029. IN
  NORTH DAKOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 008...016...027...029...
  030...039... 053 AND 054.

* WINDS...SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* TIMING...FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM CDT.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 14 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 70S.

* IMPACTS...RAPID FIRE GROWTH IS POSSIBLE WITH ANY FIRES THAT
  IGNITE.

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
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
1150 AM CDT TUE MAY 5 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING EXPANDED TO INCLUDE THE RED RIVER VALLEY INTO
PARTS OF NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA INTO EVENING...

.THE COMBINATION OF SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS AT 15 TO 30 MPH...
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES AND VERY DRY FUELS WILL RESULT IN
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS INTO EARLY EVENING. THE RED FLAG
WARNING WAS EXPANDED INTO THE RED RIVER VALLEY AND PARTS OF
NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA AS WINDS WILL BE A BIT HIGHER THAN
ORIGINALLY FORECAST.

NDZ006-007-014-015-024-026-028-038-060000-
/O.CON.KFGF.FW.W.0010.150505T1800Z-150506T0000Z/
TOWNER-CAVALIER-BENSON-RAMSEY-EDDY-NELSON-GRIGGS-BARNES-
1150 AM CDT TUE MAY 5 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING
FOR DRY FUELS...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE DEVILS LAKE
BASIN...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN NORTH DAKOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 006...
  007...014...015...024...026...028 AND 038.

* WINDS...SOUTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* TIMING...FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM CDT.

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

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 70S.

* IMPACTS...RAPID FIRE GROWTH IS POSSIBLE WITH ANY FIRES THAT
  IGNITE.

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
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

DTR

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
833 AM AKDT TUE MAY 5 2015



AKZ226-060045-
/O.NEW.PAFG.FW.W.0002.150506T2000Z-150507T0600Z/
EASTERN ALASKA RANGE-
833 AM AKDT TUE MAY 5 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 10 PM AKDT WEDNESDAY
FOR STRON WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 226...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FAIRBANKS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 10 PM AKDT WEDNESDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 226.

* WIND...SOUTH GUSTING TO 25 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 20% RH.

* HIGHEST THREAT...IS LOCATED FROM ISABELL PASS TO FORT GREELY

* 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
833 AM AKDT TUE MAY 5 2015



AKZ223-060045-
/O.NEW.PAFG.FW.W.0002.150506T2000Z-150507T0600Z/
DELTANA AND TANANA FLATS-
833 AM AKDT TUE MAY 5 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 10 PM AKDT WEDNESDAY
FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 223...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FAIRBANKS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 10 PM AKDT WEDNESDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 223.

* WIND...SOUTH GUSTING TO 25 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 20% RH.

* HIGHEST THREAT...IS LOCATED NEAR DELTA JUNCTION AND FORT GREELY

* 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 BISMARCK ND
1110 AM CDT TUE MAY 5 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA
AND INTO THE NORTHERN JAMES RIVER VALLEY THIS AFTERNOON...

.DEEPENING LOW PRESSURE OVER THE NORTHERN HIGH PLAINS TODAY WILL
RESULT IN SOUTH WINDS NEAR 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 3O MPH FOR
PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA AND INTO THE JAMES RIVER
VALLEY. WITH AFTERNOON HUMIDITIES DROPPING TO AS LOW AS 20
PERCENT...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP. IF A FIRE
SHOULD IGNITE...EXPECT RAPID SPREAD.

NDZ004-005-012-013-022-023-025-036-037-060000-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.W.0016.150505T1800Z-150506T0000Z/
BOTTINEAU-ROLETTE-MCHENRY-PIERCE-SHERIDAN-WELLS-FOSTER-KIDDER-
STUTSMAN-
1110 AM CDT TUE MAY 5 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING
FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

* WIND...NEAR 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH

* HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 20 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE IN PLACE TUESDAY
AFTERNOON. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE
GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$

HEINERT

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
1053 AM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH THIS AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING...

.LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...GUSTY WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS AND
CONTINUED DRY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON.

MEZ001>006-010-011-015>017-029>032-052300-
/O.CON.KCAR.FW.W.0002.150505T1600Z-150506T0000Z/
NORTHWEST AROOSTOOK-NORTHEAST AROOSTOOK-NORTHERN SOMERSET-
NORTHERN PISCATAQUIS-NORTHERN PENOBSCOT-SOUTHEAST AROOSTOOK-
CENTRAL PISCATAQUIS-CENTRAL PENOBSCOT-SOUTHERN PENOBSCOT-
INTERIOR HANCOCK-CENTRAL WASHINGTON-COASTAL HANCOCK-
COASTAL WASHINGTON-SOUTHERN PISCATAQUIS-NORTHERN WASHINGTON-
1053 AM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR NORTHERN AND
EASTERN MAINE...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 001 NORTHWEST AROOSTOOK...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 002 NORTHEAST AROOSTOOK...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  003 NORTHERN SOMERSET...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 004 NORTHERN
  PISCATAQUIS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 005 NORTHERN PENOBSCOT...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 006 SOUTHEAST AROOSTOOK...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 TO NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 21 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...LOW TO MID 60S NORTH AND UPPER 60S TO LOWER 70S
  CENTRAL AND DOWNEAST.

* 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 EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$

HEWITT

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