Merrimack Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Fire Weather Watch, Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 3:07 PM EDT on May 04, 2015

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening
for critical fire weather conditions for northern... central and
southwest New Hampshire... and the mountains and foothills of
Maine...

... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon
through Tuesday evening for critical fire weather conditions for
northern... central and southwest New Hampshire... and the
mountains and foothills of Maine...

The National Weather Service in gray has issued a Fire Weather
Watch for critical fire weather conditions... which is in effect
from Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday evening.

* Affected area... Coos... Grafton... Carroll... Oxford...
Sullivan... Franklin... Merrimack... central and southern
Somerset... Belknap... Cheshire... and Hillsborough counties.

* Winds... southwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph through
early evening... and west at 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25
mph Tuesday afternoon through evening.

* Timing... this afternoon through the evening for the red flag
warning. Tuesday afternoon through evening for the Fire Weather
Watch.

* Relative humidity... as low as 25 percent.

* Temperatures... in the mid 70s to lower 80s this afternoon and
evening... and in the upper 60s to mid 70s Tuesday.

* Lightning... none.

* Impacts... any fires may spread rapidly and uncontrollably.

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 will
create explosive fire growth potential.

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



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