Fire Weather Watch in Effect Wednesday

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By WXedge Staff on April 2, 2013, 3:25pm Last modified: April 3, 2013, 9:53am

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The NWS placed all of southern Connecticut under a Fire Weather Watch for Wednesday.
***North-central and northeastern Connecticut has been added to the Watch area. 

A combination of dry air and gusty winds on Wednesday may increase the potential for fires to form and spread across the area. 

Here is the full statement from the NWS out of Upton, NY:

..FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WEST WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AND DRY FINE FUELS FOR THE TRI-STATE AREA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR GUSTY WEST WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES...AND DRY FINE FUELS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...NEW YORK CITY...LONG ISLAND...THE LOWER HUDSON VALLEY...SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT AND NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 23 PERCENT.

* TIMING...THE STRONGEST WINDS AND LOWEST RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL OCCUR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...INCREASED FIRE SPREAD IF IGNITION OCCURS.

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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