04. May 2015 · Comments Off on Fire Weather Warning Today · Categories: spring, weather discussion · Tags:

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Fire Weather Warning

… Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM EDT this evening for all of New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a red flag warning for… which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM EDT this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area… eastern Pennsylvania and all of New Jersey, excluding the immediate coast.

* Winds… southwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* Relative humidity… between 20 and 30 percent this afternoon.

* Impacts… any fires that develop during the afternoon 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 due to a combination of strong winds… low relative humidity… and dry fuels. Any fires that develop may quickly get out of control and become difficult to contain.

For more information about wildfire danger… burn restrictions… and wildfire prevention and education… please visit your state forestry or environmental protection website.

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