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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Gray ME
340 PM EDT Sun May 20 2018

...POTENTIAL FOR RAPID FIRE GROWTH AND SPREAD ON MONDAY...

The combination of low humidity, gusty west winds, and nearly full
sunshine will result in critical fire conditions on Monday. Fires
could spread rabidly if they occur.

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/O.NEW.KGYX.FW.A.0002.180521T1600Z-180522T0000Z/
Northern Oxford-Northern Franklin-Central Somerset-
Southern Oxford-Southern Franklin-Southern Somerset-Interior York-
Interior Cumberland-Androscoggin-Kennebec-Interior Waldo-
Coastal York-Coastal Cumberland-Sagadahoc-Lincoln-Knox-
Coastal Waldo-Northern Coos-Southern Coos-Northern Grafton-
Northern Carroll-Southern Grafton-Southern Carroll-Sullivan-
Merrimack-Belknap-Strafford-Cheshire-Eastern Hillsborough-
Interior Rockingham-Coastal Rockingham-
Western And Central Hillsborough-
340 PM EDT Sun May 20 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR NEW
HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE...

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

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zone 001 Northern Coos, Fire
  Weather Zone 002 Southern Coos, Fire Weather Zone 003 Northern
  Grafton, Fire Weather Zone 004 Northern Carroll, Fire Weather
  Zone 005 Southern Grafton, Fire Weather Zone 006 Southern
  Carroll, Fire Weather Zone 007 Northern Oxford, Fire Weather
  Zone 007 Sullivan, Fire Weather Zone 008 Northern Franklin,
  Fire Weather Zone 008 Merrimack, Fire Weather Zone 009 Central
  Somerset, Fire Weather Zone 009 Belknap, Fire Weather Zone 010
  Strafford, Fire Weather Zone 011 Cheshire, Fire Weather Zone
  012 Southern Oxford, Fire Weather Zone 012 Eastern
  Hillsborough, Fire Weather Zone 013 Southern Franklin, Fire
  Weather Zone 013 Interior Rockingham, Fire Weather Zone 014
  Southern Somerset, Fire Weather Zone 014 Coastal Rockingham,
  Fire Weather Zone 015 Western And Central Hillsborough, Fire
  Weather Zone 018 Interior York, Fire Weather Zone 019 Interior
  Cumberland, Fire Weather Zone 020 Androscoggin, Fire Weather
  Zone 021 Kennebec, Fire Weather Zone 022 Interior Waldo, Fire
  Weather Zone 023 Coastal York, Fire Weather Zone 024 Coastal
  Cumberland, Fire Weather Zone 025 Sagadahoc, Fire Weather Zone
  026 Lincoln, Fire Weather Zone 027 Knox and Fire Weather Zone
  028 Coastal Waldo.

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

* Timing...Monday afternoon and early evening.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 25 to 30 percent.

* Temperatures...Mostly in the 70s.

* Lightning...None

* Impacts...The combination of low humidity, gusty west winds, and
  nearly full sunshine will result in critical fire conditions on
  Monday. Fires could spread rabidly if they occur. Use extra
  care to avoid starting a fire.


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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