Cecil Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
Statement as of 3:22 PM EDT on April 23, 2014

...Red flag warning remains in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening for low relative humidity and strong wind for eastern Pennsylvania...most of New Jersey...Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland...

...Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday evening for or low relative humidity and strong wind for eastern Pennsylvania...most of New Jersey...Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland...

* winds...northwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Timing...winds will remain gusty into this evening, then decrease somewhat after sunset before increasing again on Thursday.

* Relative humidity...minimum relative humidity values will bottom out in the 30s today. On Thursday, relative humidity values will be lower, generally in the teens and 20s.

* Temperatures...highs will mainly be in the mid 50s to around 60 today and in the mid 50s to mid 60s on Thursday.

* Impacts...the combination of windy conditions and low relative humidity values will lead to a more rapid spread rate of any fires that may develop. Residents are encouraged to exercise fire prevention with any outdoor activities and properly dispose of smoking materials.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now...or will shortly due to a combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and dry fuels. Any fires that develop may quickly get out of control and become difficult to contain.

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

For more information about wildfire danger...burn restrictions... and wildfire prevention and education...please visit your state forestry or environmental protection website.