Northern Herkimer Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Special Statement
Statement as of 4:59 AM EDT on April 24, 2014

...The combination of high winds and low relative humidity will yield an increased fire weather concern today...

A red flag warning was not issued for this area due to the fact that high temperatures will likely not exceed 50 degrees in most areas. Also...recent snow melt and some recent rainfall has kept moisture around.

Red flag warnings have been issued for the remainder of eastern New York.

Nevertheless...the combination of gusty winds up to 35 mph along with relative humidity values dropping into the 20s this afternoon...could make any brush fires more difficult than usual to contain across the Adirondacks.

We will continue to monitor the situation...updating as necessary.

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