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Fire Weather Watch, Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 4:13 PM EDT on May 04, 2015

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on May 04, 2015


... Red flag warning remains in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening
for very high fire danger for northern and eastern Maine...
... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through
Tuesday evening for very high fire danger for northern and eastern
Maine...

The National Weather Service in Caribou has issued a Fire Weather
Watch for very high fire danger... which is in effect from Tuesday
afternoon through Tuesday evening.

* 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 031 southern
Piscataquis and fire weather zone 032 northern Washington.

* Winds... gusty southwest winds will subside this evening. West
to northwest winds will increase to 10 to 20 mph on Tuesday with
gusts to 30 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 25 percent into early evening.
Relative humidities will increase tonight but drop off on
Tuesday and are expected to go below 30 percent by the afternoon.

* Temperatures... will drop back into the 60s this evening. Daytime
temperatures on Tuesday are expected to be in the upper 60s to
lower 70s.

* 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.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.



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