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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
413 PM EDT FRI APR 17 2015

MAZ006-007-013>021-180400-
WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-WESTERN NORFOLK MA-
SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-SUFFOLK MA-EASTERN NORFOLK MA-
NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-
SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LAWRENCE...GLOUCESTER...FOXBORO...
NORWOOD...CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY...TAUNTON...BROCKTON...
PLYMOUTH...FALL RIVER...NEW BEDFORD...MATTAPOISETT
413 PM EDT FRI APR 17 2015

...ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER POTENTIAL ACROSS EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS
LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING...

DRY CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP SATURDAY WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITIES
DROPPING TO NEAR 30 PERCENT BY MID OR LATE AFTERNOON ACROSS
EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS. SEABREEZES WILL KEEP RELATIVE HUMIDITIES A
BIT HIGHER ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COAST. IN ADDITION...NORTHWEST
WINDS MAY GUST UP TO 25 TO 30 MPH BY LATE AFTERNOON AWAY FROM THE
IMMEDIATE COAST RESULTING IN ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER POTENTIAL.

LOCAL FIRE WEATHER OFFICIALS HAVE ADVISED OF AN ELEVATED FIRE
SPREAD POTENTIAL.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR CENTRAL
AND WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS WHERE THERE IS A GREATER RISK OF
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

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KJC



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