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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 8:06 PM EDT on April 23, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on April 24, 2014


... Red flag warning in effect from 11 am to 8 PM EDT Thursday for
most of eastern Pennsylvania...

The National Weather Service in State College has issued a red
flag warning... which is in effect from 11 am to 8 PM EDT
Thursday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area... most of eastern Pennsylvania.

* Winds... northwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts around 25 mph.

* Timing... late Thursday morning through early Thursday evening.

* Relative humidity... as low as 20 percent.

* Temperatures... in the upper 50s to low 60s.

* Lightning... none.

* 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 will
create explosive fire growth potential.






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