Northwest Suffolk Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 7:53 PM EDT on April 23, 2014

...Red flag warning remains in effect from 9 am to 8 PM EDT Thursday for northeast New Jersey...and southeast New York...

* affected area...northeast New Jersey and southeast New York which includes all of Long Island.

* Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Relative humidity...as low as 16 percent.

* Timing...late Thursday morning through Thursday evening.

* Impacts...rapid fire spread possible if ignition occurs.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected or occurring. A combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and dry fuels will create critical fire weather conditions.