Western Essex Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 11:50 AM EDT on April 18, 2015

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening
for the tri-state area...

* affected area... New York City... northeast New Jersey... the lower
Hudson Valley... southern Connecticut... and Long Island.

* Winds... sustained winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts 25 to 30 mph.

* Relative humidity... 20 to 30 percent.

* Timing... through 8 PM this evening.

* Impacts... rapid fire spread if ignition occurs. A wind shift
is expected by this evening that may create additional hazards
for any ongoing fires.

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 a significantly
elevated fire growth potential.