Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Burlington, VT

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
313 PM EDT SUN MAY 3 2015

NYZ026>031-034-035-087-VTZ001>012-016>019-040900-
NORTHERN ST. LAWRENCE-NORTHERN FRANKLIN-EASTERN CLINTON-
SOUTHEASTERN ST. LAWRENCE-SOUTHERN FRANKLIN-WESTERN CLINTON-
WESTERN ESSEX-EASTERN ESSEX-SOUTHWESTERN ST. LAWRENCE-GRAND ISLE-
WESTERN FRANKLIN-ORLEANS-ESSEX-WESTERN CHITTENDEN-LAMOILLE-
CALEDONIA-WASHINGTON-WESTERN ADDISON-ORANGE-WESTERN RUTLAND-
WINDSOR-EASTERN FRANKLIN-EASTERN CHITTENDEN-EASTERN ADDISON-
EASTERN RUTLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MASSENA...MALONE...PLATTSBURGH...
STAR LAKE...SARANAC LAKE...TUPPER LAKE...DANNEMORA...
LAKE PLACID...PORT HENRY...TICONDEROGA...OGDENSBURG...POTSDAM...
GOUVERNEUR...ALBURGH...SOUTH HERO...ST. ALBANS...NEWPORT...
ISLAND POND...BURLINGTON...JOHNSON...STOWE...ST. JOHNSBURY...
MONTPELIER...MIDDLEBURY...VERGENNES...BRADFORD...RANDOLPH...
RUTLAND...SPRINGFIELD...WHITE RIVER JUNCTION...ENOSBURG FALLS...
RICHFORD...UNDERHILL...BRISTOL...RIPTON...EAST WALLINGFORD...
KILLINGTON
313 PM EDT SUN MAY 3 2015

...BREEZY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL INCREASE FIRE
WEATHER CONCERNS ON MONDAY AFTERNOON...

THE RECENT DRY SPELL ACROSS NORTHERN NEW YORK AND VERMONT HAS
ALLOWED FINE FUELS BELOW 2000 FEET TO BECOMING VERY DRY ACCORDING
TO THE VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF FOREST...PARKS...AND RECREATION AND
THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION. THIS
COMBINED WITH DEVELOPING BREEZY SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH
WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH...AND MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES BETWEEN
28 AND 38 PERCENT...WILL INCREASE FIRE CONCERNS MONDAY. THE
RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL BE THE LOWEST AND WINDS THE
STRONGEST BETWEEN NOON AND 4 PM MONDAY.

AREAS OF DRY FINE FUELS EXIST ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE NORTH
COUNTRY. GIVEN THE EXPECTED WEATHER CONDITIONS...ANY FIRES THAT
DO OCCUR COULD SPREAD QUICKLY...BURN INTENSELY...AND BE DIFFICULT
TO CONTAIN.

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

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