Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Burlington, VT

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
327 PM EDT FRI APR 17 2015

VTZ011-012-181000-
/O.NEW.KBTV.FW.A.0002.150418T1600Z-150418T2200Z/
WESTERN RUTLAND-WINDSOR-
327 PM EDT FRI APR 17 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR MODERATE
WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FOR WINDSOR COUNTY AND WESTERN
RUTLAND COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL VERMONT.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BURLINGTON HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* AFFECTED AREA...WINDSOR COUNTY AND WESTERN RUTLAND COUNTY.

* TIMING...NOON THROUGH 6 PM SATURDAY.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 30 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.

* IMPACTS...DRY FUELS EXIST ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL VERMONT. GIVEN
  THE EXPECTED WEATHER CONDITIONS...ANY GRASS FIRES THAT DO OCCUR
  SATURDAY WILL LIKELY SPREAD QUICKLY...BURN INTENSELY...AND BE
  DIFFICULT TO CONTAIN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
MAY OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG
WARNINGS.

PLEASE STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...YOUR LOCAL MEDIA...OR
GO TO WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BURLINGTON FOR FURTHER UPDATES ON THIS
WEATHER SITUATION.

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