... Red flag warning in effect from noon today to 7 PM EDT this
evening for all of central Pennsylvania...
The National Weather Service in State College has issued a red
flag warning for the potential of rapid wildfire growth... which
is in effect from noon today to 7 PM EDT this evening.
* Affected area... central Pennsylvania... including the Laurel
Highlands... northwest mountains... and Susquehanna River valley.
* Winds... northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
* Timing... this afternoon into early this evening.
* Relative humidity... 25 to 30 percent.
* Temperatures... ranging from the mid and upper 50s across the
higher elevations of the north and west... to the lower and mid
* Impacts... the potential exists for rapid fire spread if
uncontrolled fires develop.
Critical fire weather conditions are expected or occurring. Any
fires that develop may quickly get out of control and become
difficult to contain.