Red Flag warning 4/21/2016

Warning statement courtesy of the National Weather Service

Warning Description: Special Statement

Warning Date: 4:05 am EDT on April 21, 2016

WarningSum:

Warning Message:An elevated threat for the spread of wildfires exists through
this afternoon. Southwest winds gusting to 20 to 25 mph…an
extremely dry air mass with minimum relative humidities of 15 to
20 percent…dry fine fuels due to lack of recent rain…and mild
temperatures are causing this elevated state.
With mixing heights remaining high this afternoon…the ocean sea
breeze may not lower relative humidities along the coast very
much. If relative humidities do remain very low…the threat
could be great enough to require issuance of a warning.
405 am EDT Thu Apr 21 2016
An elevated threat for the spread of wildfires exists through
this afternoon. Southwest winds gusting to 20 to 25 mph…an
extremely dry air mass with minimum relative humidities of 15 to
20 percent…dry fine fuels due to lack of recent rain…and mild
temperatures are causing this elevated state.
With mixing heights remaining high this afternoon…the ocean sea
breeze may not lower relative humidities along the coast very
much. If relative humidities do remain very low…the threat
could be great enough to require issuance of a warning.
WarningDesc:Fire Weather Warning

WarningDate:10:57 am EDT on April 21, 2016

WarningSum:…Red Flag Warning In Effect Until 6 Pm Edt This Evening…

Warning Message:The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a red flag
warning…which is in effect until 6 PM EDT this evening.
* Affected area…northeast New Jersey…New York City…and
southern Westchester County New York.
* Winds…southwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
* Relative humidity…20 to 30 percent.
* Timing…this afternoon.
* Impacts…rapid fire spread if ignition occurs.
Precautionary/preparedness actions…
A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are expected or occurring. A combination of strong winds…low
relative humidity…and dry fuels will create a significantly
elevated fire growth potential.

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