Fire Weather Watch for Today

Red Flag

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
239 PM EDT FRI APR 17 2015

Rapid Wildfire Spread in Possible Saturday Afternoon

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The National Weather Service in Stste College has issued a Fire Weather Watch in Effect From Saturday Afternoon Through Saturday Evening for the Central Ridge and Valley Region of Pennsylvania and much of the Susquehanna Valley


* WINDS…NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* TIMING…NORTHWEST WINDS LESS THAN 10 MPH SATURDAY MORNING WILL
  INCREASE IN THE AFTERNOON…HELPING TO QUICKLY DRY OUT FINE
  FUELS…SUCH AS LEAF LITTER AND TWIGS.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AS LOW AS 24 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES…65 TO 70 DEGREES ACROSS NORTHERN
  PENNSYLVANIA…AND BETWEEN 70 AND 75 DEGREES IN CENTRAL AND
  SOUTHERN PENNSYLVANIA.

* IMPACTS…The Potential Exists for Rapid Development and
  Spread of Wild Fires…or for Prescribed Burns to get out of Control.

OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions…

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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