Eastern Monmouth Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 7:17 PM EDT on April 24, 2014

...Red flag warning now in effect until 10 PM EDT this evening for low relative humidity and gusty winds for portions of northeast Pennsylvania and central and northern New Jersey.

* Winds...northwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* Timing...winds will continue to diminish after sunset and relative humidity will increase through the night as temperatures drop.

* Relative humidity...as low as 18 percent.

* Temperatures...in the mid to upper 50s.

* 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.

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