Harford Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
Statement as of 4:11 AM EDT on April 23, 2014

...Red flag warning in effect from 11 am this morning to 8 PM EDT this evening for gusty winds and low relative humidity for the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan areas and northeastern Maryland...

...Fire Weather Watch in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday afternoon for gusty winds and low relative humidity for the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan areas and portions of northeastern Maryland...

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a red flag warning for gusty winds and low relative humidity...which is in effect from 11 am this morning to 8 PM EDT this evening. A Fire Weather Watch has also been issued. This Fire Weather Watch for gusty winds and low relative humidity is in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday afternoon.

* Humidity...20 to 30 percent late this morning through early this evening. 15 to 25 percent late Thursday morning and afternoon.

* Winds...northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph through early this evening. 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph late Thursday morning and afternoon.

* Fuel moisture...less than 8 percent.

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.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag warnings.