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Red Flag Warning for RHODE ISLAND

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 404 AM EDT MON MAR 28 2011

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING FOR RHODE ISLAND...AND MOST OF MASSACHUSETTS... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

DRY NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO 25 TO 30 MPH WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT MUCH OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND TODAY. SINGLE DIGIT DEWPOINTS WILL RESULT IN MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES BETWEEN 20 AND 25 PERCENT. THESE CONDITIONS WILL RESULT IN AN ELEVATED FIRE SPREAD POTENTIAL IN SNOW FREE LOCATIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

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Department or agency: Emergency Management Agency

Online: http://www.riema.ri.gov/

Release date: 03-28-2011

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