SEVERE WEATHER

  • Fairfield
    Hartford
    Litchfield
    Middlesex
    New Haven
    New London
    Tolland
    Windham
  • Fire Weather Watch

    Fairfield, CT

    NORTHERN NEW LONDON-SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-
    SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-SOUTHERN NEW LONDON-
    753 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

    ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
    THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT...

    * AFFECTED AREA...SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT.

    * WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

    * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 19 PERCENT.

    * TIMING...LATE THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

    * IMPACTS...RAPID FIRE SPREAD POSSIBLE IF IGNITION OCCURS.

    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.



  • Fire Weather Watch

    Litchfield, CT

    NORTHERN LITCHFIELD-SOUTHERN LITCHFIELD-NORTHERN BERKSHIRE-
    SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE-SOUTHERN FULTON-MONTGOMERY-NORTHERN SARATOGA-
    NORTHERN WASHINGTON-SCHOHARIE-WESTERN SCHENECTADY-
    EASTERN SCHENECTADY-SOUTHERN SARATOGA-WESTERN ALBANY-
    EASTERN ALBANY-WESTERN RENSSELAER-EASTERN RENSSELAER-
    WESTERN GREENE-EASTERN GREENE-WESTERN COLUMBIA-EASTERN COLUMBIA-
    WESTERN ULSTER-EASTERN ULSTER-WESTERN DUTCHESS-EASTERN DUTCHESS-
    SOUTHEAST WARREN-SOUTHERN WASHINGTON-
    351 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

    ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR
    HIGH WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR BERKSHIRE COUNTY
    MASSACHUSETTS...LITCHFIELD COUNTY CONNECTICUT...THE EASTERN
    CATSKILLS...MID HUDSON VALLEY...HELDERBERGS... TACONICS...GREATER
    CAPITAL REGION...CENTRAL AND EASTERN MOHAWK VALLEY... SARATOGA...
    GLENS FALLS REGION OF EAST CENTRAL NEW YORK...

    * AFFECTED AREA...BERKSHIRE COUNTY MASSACHUSETTS...LITCHFIELD
    COUNTY CONNECTICUT...THE EASTERN CATSKILLS...MID HUDSON
    VALLEY...HELDERBERGS...TACONICS...GREATER CAPITAL REGION...
    CENTRAL AND EASTERN MOHAWK VALLEY... SARATOGA...GLENS FALLS
    REGION OF EAST CENTRAL NEW YORK...

    * WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS 30 TO 35 MPH.

    * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 15 TO 25 PERCENT.

    * TIMING...EARLY THURSDAY AFTERNOON INTO THE LATE AFTERNOON.

    * TEMPERATURES...50S TO LOWER 60S.

    * IMPACTS...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE.

    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.



  • Fire Weather Watch

    Middlesex, CT

    NORTHERN NEW LONDON-SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-
    SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-SOUTHERN NEW LONDON-
    753 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

    ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
    THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT...

    * AFFECTED AREA...SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT.

    * WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

    * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 19 PERCENT.

    * TIMING...LATE THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

    * IMPACTS...RAPID FIRE SPREAD POSSIBLE IF IGNITION OCCURS.

    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.



  • Fire Weather Watch

    New Haven, CT

    NORTHERN NEW LONDON-SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-
    SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-SOUTHERN NEW LONDON-
    753 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

    ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
    THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT...

    * AFFECTED AREA...SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT.

    * WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

    * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 19 PERCENT.

    * TIMING...LATE THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

    * IMPACTS...RAPID FIRE SPREAD POSSIBLE IF IGNITION OCCURS.

    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.



  • Fire Weather Watch

    New London, CT

    NORTHERN NEW LONDON-SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-
    SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-SOUTHERN NEW LONDON-
    753 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

    ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
    THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT...

    * AFFECTED AREA...SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT.

    * WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

    * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 19 PERCENT.

    * TIMING...LATE THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

    * IMPACTS...RAPID FIRE SPREAD POSSIBLE IF IGNITION OCCURS.

    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.



  • Special Weather Statement

    Hartford, CT

    EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-
    WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-
    SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-CHESHIRE NH-
    WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH-NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-
    WESTERN KENT RI-WASHINGTON RI-
    INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION...
    VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD...
    ORANGE...BARRE...FITCHBURG...CHESTERFIELD...BLANDFORD...AMHERST...
    NORTHAMPTON...SPRINGFIELD...MILFORD...WORCESTER...AYER...
    JAFFREY...KEENE...PETERBOROUGH...WEARE...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...
    WEST GREENWICH...NARRAGANSETT...WESTERLY
    527 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

    ...FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR THURSDAY...

    BLUSTERY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY WITH
    SUSTAINED FLOW AROUND 25 MPH AND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

    COMBINED WITH HIGH PRESSURE...CLEAR CONDITIONS...AND DRIER AIR
    BUILDING ACROSS THE REGION...RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL FALL
    DOWN TO OR BELOW 30 PERCENT OVER MUCH OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND /THE
    LOWEST ACROSS THE CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY/ RESULTING IN THE
    DEVELOPMENT OF FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR FIRE SPREAD.

    YET PER DISCUSSION WITH STATE FIRE-WEATHER OFFICIALS...LIGHT
    SURFACE FUELS WILL BE SLOW TO RECOVER DUE TO RECENT RAINS AS WELL
    AS CLOUDY AND COOL CONDITIONS SUBSEQUENTLY LIMITING THE FIRE
    WEATHER RISK.

    WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE SITUATION AS IT DEVELOPS OVERNIGHT
    AND INTO THE MORNING...UPDATING AS NECESSARY.

  • Special Weather Statement

    Tolland, CT

    EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-
    WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-
    SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-CHESHIRE NH-
    WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH-NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-
    WESTERN KENT RI-WASHINGTON RI-
    INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION...
    VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD...
    ORANGE...BARRE...FITCHBURG...CHESTERFIELD...BLANDFORD...AMHERST...
    NORTHAMPTON...SPRINGFIELD...MILFORD...WORCESTER...AYER...
    JAFFREY...KEENE...PETERBOROUGH...WEARE...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...
    WEST GREENWICH...NARRAGANSETT...WESTERLY
    527 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

    ...FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR THURSDAY...

    BLUSTERY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY WITH
    SUSTAINED FLOW AROUND 25 MPH AND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

    COMBINED WITH HIGH PRESSURE...CLEAR CONDITIONS...AND DRIER AIR
    BUILDING ACROSS THE REGION...RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL FALL
    DOWN TO OR BELOW 30 PERCENT OVER MUCH OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND /THE
    LOWEST ACROSS THE CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY/ RESULTING IN THE
    DEVELOPMENT OF FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR FIRE SPREAD.

    YET PER DISCUSSION WITH STATE FIRE-WEATHER OFFICIALS...LIGHT
    SURFACE FUELS WILL BE SLOW TO RECOVER DUE TO RECENT RAINS AS WELL
    AS CLOUDY AND COOL CONDITIONS SUBSEQUENTLY LIMITING THE FIRE
    WEATHER RISK.

    WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE SITUATION AS IT DEVELOPS OVERNIGHT
    AND INTO THE MORNING...UPDATING AS NECESSARY.

  • Special Weather Statement

    Windham, CT

    EASTERN FRANKLIN MA-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-WESTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-
    WESTERN HAMPDEN MA-EASTERN HAMPSHIRE MA-EASTERN HAMPDEN MA-
    SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-CHESHIRE NH-
    WESTERN AND CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH NH-NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-
    WESTERN KENT RI-WASHINGTON RI-
    INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HARTFORD...WINDSOR LOCKS...UNION...
    VERNON...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...CHARLEMONT...GREENFIELD...
    ORANGE...BARRE...FITCHBURG...CHESTERFIELD...BLANDFORD...AMHERST...
    NORTHAMPTON...SPRINGFIELD...MILFORD...WORCESTER...AYER...
    JAFFREY...KEENE...PETERBOROUGH...WEARE...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...
    WEST GREENWICH...NARRAGANSETT...WESTERLY
    527 PM EDT WED APR 23 2014

    ...FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR THURSDAY...

    BLUSTERY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY WITH
    SUSTAINED FLOW AROUND 25 MPH AND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

    COMBINED WITH HIGH PRESSURE...CLEAR CONDITIONS...AND DRIER AIR
    BUILDING ACROSS THE REGION...RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL FALL
    DOWN TO OR BELOW 30 PERCENT OVER MUCH OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND /THE
    LOWEST ACROSS THE CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY/ RESULTING IN THE
    DEVELOPMENT OF FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR FIRE SPREAD.

    YET PER DISCUSSION WITH STATE FIRE-WEATHER OFFICIALS...LIGHT
    SURFACE FUELS WILL BE SLOW TO RECOVER DUE TO RECENT RAINS AS WELL
    AS CLOUDY AND COOL CONDITIONS SUBSEQUENTLY LIMITING THE FIRE
    WEATHER RISK.

    WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE SITUATION AS IT DEVELOPS OVERNIGHT
    AND INTO THE MORNING...UPDATING AS NECESSARY.

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