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Monday, April 9, 2012

New fire warning from Weather for Monday

National Weather Service Renews "Red Flag" Alert

From the National Weather service:

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1102 PM EDT SUN APR 8 2012

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR MONDAY ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM EDT
MONDAY FOR MUCH OF NORTHERN CONNECTICUT...MOST OF MASSACHUSETTS...ALL OF
RHODE ISLAND...AND A PORTION OF SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE...

* AFFECTED AREA...ALL OF THE TAUNTON FORECAST AREA WHICH INCLUDES
  MUCH OF NORTHERN CONNECTICUT...MOST OF MASSACHUSETTS...ALL OF
  RHODE ISLAND...AND CHESHIRE AND HILLSBOROUGH COUNTIES IN NEW
  HAMPSHIRE.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* TIMING...FROM LATE MORNING THROUGH EARLY EVENING. THE
  STRONGEST WIND GUSTS MAY OCCUR LATE IN THE AFTERNOON OVER
  WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE AREA.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...RANGING FROM 25 TO 30 PERCENT IN WESTERN
  AREAS TO 30 TO 35 PERCENT IN EASTERN AREAS WITH 40 TO 45 PERCENT
  ON CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE 50S.

* IMPACTS...STATE FIRE WEATHER MANAGERS HAVE INFORMED US THAT
  ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP MONDAY WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO
  SPREAD RAPIDLY. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

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 AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL CREATE AN ELEVATED
FIRE SPREAD POTENTIAL.

2 comments:

  1. Charlestown Fire had one call for a small brush fire yesterday. Conditions are more favorable for fire today.

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  2. Will-Good heads up
    TY-well done...

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