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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 10:33 AM EDT on May 04, 2015

Expires 7:00 PM EDT on May 04, 2015


... Red flag warning remains in effect until 7 PM EDT this evening
for wind and low relative humidity for all of western and north
central New York...

* affected area... all of western and north central New York.

* Timing... through early this evening.

* Winds... southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. The
highest gusts will be found across the Niagara Frontier where
gusts could reach 35 mph.

* Temperatures... in the upper 70s to lower 80s away from the
immediate lakeshores.

* Relative humidity... as low as 25 percent.

* Impacts... Forest and grass fuels are very dry and the
combination of low humidity and gusty winds may result in
dangerous fire behavior. Any fires that do occur could spread
quickly... burn intensely... and be difficult to contain. As a
reminder... a burn ban is in effect across all of New York
state through mid may.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that dangerous fire weather conditions
are expected due to the combination of gusty winds... low relative
humidities... and dry fuels. Any fires that develop may quickly
get out of control and become difficult to contain.



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