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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
327 PM EDT SUN MAY 3 2015


CTZ001-013-MAZ001-025-NYZ032-033-038>043-047>054-058>061-063>066-
082>084-041000-
/O.NEW.KALY.FW.A.0003.150504T1600Z-150505T0000Z/
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-
327 PM EDT SUN MAY 3 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...GUSTY WINDS AND
EXTREMELY DRY FINE FUELS FOR EAST CENTRAL NEW YORK...WESTERN
MASSACHUSETTS AND NORTHWESTERN CONNECTICUT...

* AFFECTED AREA...EAST CENTRAL NEW YORK...BERKSHIRE COUNTY IN
  WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS AND LITCHFIELD COUNTY IN NORTHWEST
  CONNECTICUT.

* WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST AT 5 TO 15 MPH GUSTING TO 15 TO 25
  MPH...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER GUSTS POSSIBLE.

* TIMING...12 PM MONDAY AFTERNOON TO 8 PM MONDAY EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...25 TO 30 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...MID 70S TO LOWER 80S.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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