Southern Fulton Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 4:41 AM EDT on April 24, 2014

...Red flag warning remains in effect from noon today to 6 PM EDT this evening for high winds and low humidity for much of eastern New York and adjacent western New England.

* Affected area...the Berkshires...northwest Connecticut...the eastern Catskills...Mid Hudson valley...Taconics...greater capital region... the Mohawk Valley...and the Lake George Saratoga region of east central New York.

* Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts 30 to 45 mph.

* Relative humidity...15 to 25 percent.

* Timing...this afternoon.

* Temperatures...50s to lower 60s.

* Impacts...critical fire weather conditions are likely.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that dangerous fire weather conditions are expected due to the combination of gusty winds...low relative humidity...and dry fuels. Any fires that develop may quickly get out of control and become difficult to contain.

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