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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Red Flag WARNING for parts of Pennsylvania

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
422 AM EDT TUE APR 19 2016

NORTHERN CLINTON-NORTHERN CENTRE-SOUTHERN CENTRE-BLAIR-HUNTINGDON-MIFFLIN-JUNIATA-BEDFORD-FULTON-FRANKLIN-TIOGA-NORTHERN LYCOMING-
SULLIVAN-SOUTHERN CLINTON-SOUTHERN LYCOMING-UNION-SNYDER-MONTOUR-
NORTHUMBERLAND-COLUMBIA-PERRY-DAUPHIN-SCHUYLKILL-LEBANON-CUMBERLAND-ADAMS-YORK-LANCASTER-
422 AM EDT TUE APR 19 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR MUCH OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
* AFFECTED AREA...CENTRAL AND EASTERN PARTS OF THE COMMONWEALTH.
* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.
* MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY...20 TO 30 PERCENT.
* TIMING...MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND PEAK WINDS BETWEEN 1 PM AND 6 PM.

* IMPACTS...THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR RAPID DEVELOPMENT AND
SPREAD OF WILD FIRES...OR FOR PRESCRIBED BURNS TO GET OUT OF
CONTROL. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW....OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.