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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KGYX
1043 PM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FOR TUESDAY...

THE RED FLAG WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR TONIGHT AS HUMIDITIES ARE
REBOUNDING AND WINDS ARE GENERALLY GUSTING LESS THAN 20 MPH.
THERE ARE STILL LOCALLY CRITICAL CONDITIONS... ESPECIALLY OVER
SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE WHERE A FEW FIRES ARE ONGOING.

ON TUESDAY... GUSTIER WINDS THAN WE SAW TODAY WILL DEVELOP BEHIND
A COLD FRONT. A DRY AIRMASS REMAINS IN PLACE AND WILL FUEL
ADDITIONAL WILDFIRES. ON WEDNESDAY... AN ELEVATED FIRE DANGER IS
LIKELY TO PERSIST ACROSS THE AREA.

MEZ007>009-012>014-NHZ001>009-011-012-015-051100-
/O.CON.KGYX.FW.A.0002.150505T1600Z-150506T0000Z/
NORTHERN OXFORD-NORTHERN FRANKLIN-CENTRAL SOMERSET-
SOUTHERN OXFORD-SOUTHERN FRANKLIN-SOUTHERN SOMERSET-NORTHERN COOS-
SOUTHERN COOS-NORTHERN GRAFTON-NORTHERN CARROLL-SOUTHERN GRAFTON-
SOUTHERN CARROLL-SULLIVAN-MERRIMACK-BELKNAP-CHESHIRE NH-
EASTERN HILLSBOROUGH NH-WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH-
1043 PM EDT MON MAY 4 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR
NORTHERN... CENTRAL... AND SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE... AND THE
MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS OF MAINE...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 001 NORTHERN COOS...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 002 SOUTHERN COOS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 003
  NORTHERN GRAFTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 004 NORTHERN CARROLL...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 005 SOUTHERN GRAFTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 006
  SOUTHERN CARROLL...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 007 NORTHERN OXFORD...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 007 SULLIVAN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 008
  NORTHERN FRANKLIN... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 008 MERRIMACK...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 009 CENTRAL SOMERSET...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 009
  BELKNAP...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 011 CHESHIRE NH...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 012 SOUTHERN OXFORD...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 012 EASTERN
  HILLSBOROUGH NH...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 013 SOUTHERN FRANKLIN...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 014 SOUTHERN SOMERSET AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  015 WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* TIMING... TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 26 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 60S TO UPPER 70S.

* LIGHTNING...NONE.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

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