Coastal Cumberland

Statement as of 2:34 PM EDT on May 22, 2015

Fire Weather Watch


... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through
Saturday evening for critical fire weather conditions for Maine
and much of New Hampshire...

The National Weather Service in gray has issued a Fire Weather
Watch for critical fire weather conditions... which is in effect
from Saturday afternoon through Saturday evening.

* Affected area... in New Hampshire Carroll... Sullivan...
Merrimack... Belknap... Strafford... Cheshire... Hillsborough...
and Rockingham counties.

In Maine... Oxford... Franklin... central and southern Somerset...
York... Cumberland... Androscoggin... Kennebec... Waldo...
Sagadahoc... Lincoln... and Knox counties.

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

* Timing... noon through 8 PM Saturday.

* Relative humidity... as low as 15 percent.

* Temperatures... in the upper 50s to mid 60s.

* Impacts... any fires may spread rapidly and uncontrollably.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.



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