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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
321 PM EDT FRI APR 17 2015


CTZ001-013-MAZ001-025-NYZ032-033-038>043-047>054-058>061-063>066-
082>084-VTZ013-015-181000-
/O.NEW.KALY.FW.A.0002.150418T1600Z-150419T0000Z/
NORTHERN LITCHFIELD-SOUTHERN LITCHFIELD-NORTHERN BERKSHIRE-
SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE-NORTHERN HERKIMER-HAMILTON-SOUTHERN HERKIMER-
SOUTHERN FULTON-MONTGOMERY-NORTHERN SARATOGA-NORTHERN WARREN-
NORTHERN WASHINGTON-SCHOHARIE-WESTERN SCHENECTADY-
EASTERN SCHENECTADY-SOUTHERN SARATOGA-WESTERN ALBANY-
EASTERN ALBANY-WESTERN RENSSELAER-EASTERN RENSSELAER-
WESTERN GREENE-EASTERN GREENE-WESTERN COLUMBIA-EASTERN COLUMBIA-
WESTERN ULSTER-EASTERN ULSTER-WESTERN DUTCHESS-EASTERN DUTCHESS-
NORTHERN FULTON-SOUTHEAST WARREN-SOUTHERN WASHINGTON-BENNINGTON-
EASTERN WINDHAM-
321 PM EDT FRI APR 17 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS...VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES
AND WARM TEMPERATURES FOR EAST CENTRAL NEW YORK...BERKSHIRE COUNTY
IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS...LITCHFIELD COUNTY IN NORTHWEST
CONNECTICUT AND BENNINGTON AND EASTERN WINDHAM COUNTIES IN
SOUTHERN VERMONT...

* AFFECTED AREA...EAST CENTRAL NEW YORK...BERKSHIRE COUNTY IN
  WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS...LITCHFIELD COUNTY IN NORTHWEST
  CONNECTICUT AND BENNINGTON AND EASTERN WINDHAM COUNTIES IN
  SOUTHERN VERMONT.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS 35 TO 45 MPH.

* TIMING...12 PM TO 8 PM SATURDAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...RANGING FROM THE UPPER TEENS TO UPPER 20S.

* TEMPERATURES...RANGING FROM THE UPPER 50S TO LOW 70S.

* IMPACTS...FIRES MAY SPREAD RAPIDLY AND UNCONTROLLABLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE POSSIBLE 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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