RED FLAG WARNING (Wildfire)

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
644 AM EDT SAT MAY 25 2013

...GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS AND VERY DRY CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR THIS
AFTERNOON INTO EARLY THIS EVENING...CREATING THE DANGER OF RAPID
WILDFIRE SPREAD...

.NORTHWEST WINDS WILL GUST FREQUENTLY BETWEEN 25 AND 35 MPH THIS
AFTERNOON...AS A RESULT OF THE LARGE PRESSURE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
STRENGTHENING LOW PRESSURE ALONG THE NEW ENGLAND COAST...AND AN
AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE UPPER GREAT LAKES.

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644 AM EDT SAT MAY 25 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM EDT THIS
EVENING FOR ALL OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE HAS ISSUED A RED
FLAG WARNING FOR THE POTENTIAL OF RAPID WILDFIRE GROWTH...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...INCLUDING THE LAUREL
  HIGHLANDS...NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS...AND SUSQUEHANNA RIVER VALLEY.

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

* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY THIS EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...25 TO 30 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...RANGING FROM THE MID AND UPPER 50S ACROSS THE
  HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE NORTH AND WEST...TO THE LOWER AND MID
  60S ELSEWHERE.

* IMPACTS...THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR RAPID FIRE SPREAD IF
  UNCONTROLLED FIRES DEVELOP.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. ANY
FIRES THAT DEVELOP MAY QUICKLY GET OUT OF CONTROL AND BECOME
DIFFICULT TO CONTAIN.

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