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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 3:32 AM EDT on May 06, 2015

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on May 06, 2015


... Red flag warning in effect from 11 am this morning to 8 PM EDT
this evening for critical fire weather conditions...

The National Weather Service in gray has issued a red flag
warning for critical fire weather conditions... which is in effect
from 11 am this morning to 8 PM EDT this evening. The Fire
Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* 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... late Wednesday morning through evening.

* Relative humidity... as low as 21 percent.

* Temperatures... in the 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.





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