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poconos
post May 2 2018, 05:49 AM
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I'd like to know what brilliant person came up with this "Red Flag Warning" Red Flag Warning - That's
a universal sign of danger, not just limited to potential forest fire.

Don't these people think?

Red Flag Warning
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
357 AM EDT Wed May 2 2018

NJZ001-007>010-012>027-PAZ054-055-060>062-070-071-101>106-030100-
/O.CON.KPHI.FW.W.0002.180502T1400Z-180503T0100Z/
Sussex-Warren-Morris-Hunterdon-Somerset-Middlesex-
Western Monmouth-Eastern Monmouth-Mercer-Salem-Gloucester-Camden-
Northwestern Burlington-Ocean-Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May-
Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-
Southeastern Burlington-Carbon-Monroe-Berks-Lehigh-Northampton-
Delaware-Philadelphia-Western Chester-Eastern Chester-
Western Montgomery-Eastern Montgomery-Upper Bucks-Lower Bucks-
357 AM EDT Wed May 2 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
9 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR NEW JERSEY AND EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA...

* AFFECTED AREA...New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.

* TIMING...From late this morning through just after sunset this
evening.

* WINDS...Southwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 20 to 25 percent.

* TEMPERATURES...In the lower to mid 80s, except mid to upper 70s
near the coast and in the southern Poconos.

* IMPACTS...The combination of low fuel moisture, low relative
humidity, and gusty winds may contribute to the enhanced
spread of fires.

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post May 2 2018, 09:13 PM
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We had an unusual combination of temperatures in the low/mid-80s with dew points in the upper 30s. The relative humidity was 19 percent--about as low as I can recall around here. There was a similar dry stretch in mid-September 2015, as well as late April-mid May 2001.


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post May 4 2018, 08:13 AM
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QUOTE(poconos @ May 2 2018, 06:49 AM) *
I'd like to know what brilliant person came up with this "Red Flag Warning" Red Flag Warning - That's
a universal sign of danger, not just limited to potential forest fire.

Don't these people think?

Seriously blink.gif

This term was implemented by the US Forestery Service many many many years ago for the sole reasoning as to what you posted, critical/deadly (wild fire threat)

The particular term/advisory is no different then the other MULTIPLE words/terms used in which merely carry different meanings/definition.

This post has been edited by Fire/Rescue: May 4 2018, 08:13 AM
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post May 11 2018, 05:47 AM
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We need some rain.


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NEAR TERM /THROUGH TODAY/...
Cold front moving offshore at this time will herald the arrival
of high pressure for today and resultant sunny and breezy
weather. Very dry air and the breezy conditions will aid in the
potential for rapid wildfire spread. As a result, a red flag
warning has been posted for all zones for today. All in all, a
nice day is expected with only a low probability of seabreeze
development today. However, temperatures in the interior will be
a good 10 degrees lower than they have been the past couple of
days.


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post May 11 2018, 03:01 PM
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QUOTE(MaineJay @ May 11 2018, 06:47 AM) *
We need some rain.


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What no more snow up there MJ? laugh.gif

Doesn't look good for you guys till maybe mid week and thats a big if as well, everything staying south for the time being.


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