RED FLAG WARNING – Critical Fire Weather

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service State College PA
842 AM EDT Wed May 2 2018

 

PAZ006-012-018-019-025>028-034-035-037-041-042-045-046-049>053-
058-022045-
/O.CON.KCTP.FW.W.0002.180502T1400Z-180503T0100Z/
Potter-Northern Clinton-Northern Centre-Southern Centre-Blair-
Huntingdon-Mifflin-Juniata-Bedford-Fulton-Tioga-Northern Lycoming-
Sullivan-Southern Clinton-Southern Lycoming-Union-Snyder-Montour-
Northumberland-Columbia-Schuylkill-
842 AM EDT Wed May 2 2018

…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING
FOR FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA…

* AFFECTED AREA…Fire weather zones 006, 012, 018, 019, 025,
026, 027, 028, 034, 035, 037, 041, 042, 045, 046, 049, 050,
051, 052, 053, and 058.

* WINDS…Southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* TIMING…Through early evening.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…As low as 25 to 30 percent.

* TEMPERATURES…In the upper 70s to lower 80s.

* LIGHTNING…None.

* 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…

Outdoor burning should be avoided. Contact your local fire
official to obtain information about burning regulations in your
area. Do not dispose of cigarette butts on the ground or outside
of your car.

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