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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 3:02 AM EDT on May 07, 2015

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on May 07, 2015


... Red flag warning in effect from 11 am this morning to 8 PM EDT
this evening for dry and windy conditions for all of northern and
eastern Maine...

The National Weather Service in Caribou has issued a red flag
warning for dry and windy conditons... which is in effect from 11
am this morning to 8 PM EDT this evening. This upgrades the prior
Fire Weather Watch in effect for this time frame.

* 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... northwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Timing... late morning into early evening.

* Relative humidity... as low as 20 percent.

* Temperatures... highs ranging from around 60 far north to mid 70s
over western interior downeast areas.

* 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.



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