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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
541 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179-
232100-
NORTHERN FAIRFIELD-NORTHERN NEW HAVEN-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX-
NORTHERN NEW LONDON-SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-
SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-SOUTHERN NEW LONDON-WESTERN PASSAIC-
EASTERN PASSAIC-HUDSON-WESTERN BERGEN-EASTERN BERGEN-
WESTERN ESSEX-EASTERN ESSEX-WESTERN UNION-EASTERN UNION-ORANGE-
PUTNAM-ROCKLAND-NORTHERN WESTCHESTER-SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER-
NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-BRONX-RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)-
KINGS (BROOKLYN)-NORTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-NORTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-
SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-NORTHERN QUEENS-
NORTHERN NASSAU-SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU-
541 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

...ENHANCED RISK OF FIRE SPREAD TODAY...

THE COMBINATION OF STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS AND A DRYING AIR MASS
WILL RESULT IN CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR THE RAPID SPREAD OF BRUSH
FIRES...ESPECIALLY THIS AFTERNOON.

RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL BE LOWEST THIS AFTERNOON...DROPPING TO 35
TO 40 PERCENT AND WINDS WILL GUST UP TO 40 MPH. THESE CONDITIONS
WOULD LIKELY AID FIRE SPREAD IF IGNITION OCCURS.

IF YOU SPOT A FIRE OR SMOKE PLUME...PLEASE REPORT IT TO THE
AUTHORITIES IMMEDIATELY.

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