Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Albany, NY

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
853 AM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

VTZ013>015-052200-
BENNINGTON-WESTERN WINDHAM-EASTERN WINDHAM-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BENNINGTON...JACKSONVILLE...NEWFANE...
BRATTLEBORO...WEST BRATTLEBORO...BELLOWS FALLS
853 AM EDT TUE MAY 5 2015

...DRY FUELS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL INCREASE FIRE WEATHER
CONCERNS THIS AFTERNOON...

WITH LITTLE TO NO RECENT RAIN...FINE FUELS REMAIN VERY DRY ACCORDING
TO THE VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF FOREST...PARKS...AND RECREATION. THIS
COMBINED WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES BETWEEN 20 AND 30
PERCENT AND NORTHWEST WINDS FROM 10 TO 18 MPH WILL INCREASE FIRE
CONCERNS TODAY.

GIVEN THE EXPECTED WEATHER CONDITIONS...ANY FIRES THAT DO OCCUR
COULD BURN INTENSELY AND BE DIFFICULT TO CONTAIN. CAUTION SHOULD BE
USED IF ANY OPEN BURNING IS PLANNED.

PLEASE STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...YOUR LOCAL MEDIA...OR
GO TO WWW.WEATHER.GOV/ALBANY FOR FURTHER UPDATES AND POTENTIAL
RED FLAG WARNINGS ON THIS FIRE WEATHER SITUATION.


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SND


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