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Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
743 PM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

CTZ001-013-MAZ001-025-242300-
NORTHERN LITCHFIELD-SOUTHERN LITCHFIELD-NORTHERN BERKSHIRE-
SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TORRINGTON...OAKVILLE...NEW MILFORD...
TERRYVILLE...PITTSFIELD...NORTH ADAMS...GREAT BARRINGTON...LEE...
LENOX...HOUSATONIC
743 PM EDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER RISK FOR SUNDAY...

DRY AIR REMAINS ACROSS THE REGION WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES OF 20 TO 30 PERCENT EXPECTED FOR LATE SUNDAY MORNING
INTO SUNDAY AFTERNOON. SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL BECOME GUSTY...MAINLY
ACROSS CENTRAL AND EASTERN AREAS...UPWARDS TO 20 TO 25 MPH.
ALSO...THERE CONTINUES TO BE A LACK OF SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL ACROSS
THE REGION...WHICH DATES BACK A FEW WEEKS.

WITH THESE FACTORS IN PLACE...LOCAL FIRE OFFICIALS HAVE ADVISED
THAT THERE IS AN ELEVATED FIRE SPREAD POTENTIAL FOR SUNDAY ACROSS
WESTERN NEW ENGLAND.


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HWJIV




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