Watches, Warnings, and Advisories

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Cumberland (PAC041) Pennsylvania Issued by the National Weather Service

 

Red Flag Warning Red Flag Warning - Cumberland (Pennsylvania)


Updated:Sat, 18-Apr-2015 2:54am EDT
Effective:Sat, 18-Apr-2015 2:54am EDT
Expires:Sat, 18-Apr-2015 8:00pm EDT
Severity:Severe
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Blair; Cameron; Columbia; Cumberland; Dauphin; Huntingdon; Juniata; Lebanon; Mifflin; Montour; Northern Centre; Northern Clinton; Northern Lycoming; Northumberland; Perry; Potter; Schuylkill; Snyder; Southern Centre; Southern Clinton; Southern Lycoming; Sullivan; Tioga; Union
 
Instructions: 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.

Message summary: ...red flag warning in effect from noon today to 8 pm edt this evening for much of central pennsylvania...
The national weather service in state college has issued a red flag warning...which is in effect from noon today to 8 pm edt this evening. The fire weather watch is no longer in effect.
* affected area...the northern and central mountains...and the susquehanna river valley...mainly north of harrisburg.
* winds...northwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts of 20 to 25 mph.
* timing...a dry cold front will push down from new york this afternoon and increase the wind out of the west-northwest. The full sun and wind will dry out the leaf litter and other fine fuels efficiently. After sunset...the wind will diminish and humidity will rise.
* relative humidity...as low as 25 percent.
* temperatures...highs in the mid 70s.
* impacts...the potential exists for rapid growth and spread of wild fires and for prescribed burns to grow out of control.
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