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National Weather Service Re-Issues Red Flag Warning For Rhode Island

Providence, RI - The National Weather Service has re-issued a Red Flag Warning in Rhode Island and Southern New England for the second day in a row.

Any fires that do develop will spread rapidly. Outdoor burning in Rhode Island is not recommended. This warning is in effect from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today.

Updated information will continue to be posted at: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/hazardsByCounty.php.

Red Flag Warning for all of RHODE ISLAND

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT TODAY FOR MUCH OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...

VERY DRY AIR...GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS...AND MINIMAL RECENT RAINFALL WILL RESULT IN RED FLAG CONDITIONS TODAY.

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR MUCH OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING FOR MUCH OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...WHICH IS IN EFFECT

FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...ALL OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND EXCEPT FOR CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* TIMING...FROM LATE MORNING THROUGH EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 13 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 50S TO MID 60S.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

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 AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL CREATE AN ELEVATED FIRE SPREAD POTENTIAL.

Related links

Department or agency: Emergency Management Agency

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

Release date: 04-04-2012

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