Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States (17042)
Lat: 40.34N, Lon: 76.41W
Wx Zone: PAZ059
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Red Flag Warning
 Issued: 1047 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015
 Expires: 800 PM EDT SAT APR 18 2015
 
Air Quality Index
 Issued: 410 PM EDT FRI APR 17 2015
 Expires: 400 PM EDT SAT APR 18 2015
 
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RED FLAG WARNING
Issue Date: 1047 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015
Expiration: 800 PM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

...RAPID SPREAD OF WILDFIRES LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY THIS
EVENING...

.A DRY COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTHERN
PENNSYLVANIA THIS AFTERNOON...ACCOMPANIED BY A GUSTY WEST TO
NORTHWEST WIND...AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY.

PAZ006-011-012-018-019-025>028-037-041-042-045-046-049>053-
056>059-063-190000-
/O.CON.KCTP.FW.W.0001.150418T1600Z-150419T0000Z/
POTTER-CAMERON-NORTHERN CLINTON-NORTHERN CENTRE-SOUTHERN CENTRE-
BLAIR-HUNTINGDON-MIFFLIN-JUNIATA-TIOGA-NORTHERN LYCOMING-SULLIVAN-
SOUTHERN CLINTON-SOUTHERN LYCOMING-UNION-SNYDER-MONTOUR-
NORTHUMBERLAND-COLUMBIA-PERRY-DAUPHIN-SCHUYLKILL-LEBANON-
CUMBERLAND-
1047 AM EDT SAT APR 18 2015



...A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING FOR MUCH OF CENTRAL AND NORTHERN PENNSYLVANIA...

* AFFECTED AREA...THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...AND THE 
SUSQUEHANNA RIVER VALLEY...MAINLY NORTH OF HARRISBURG.

* WINDS...WEST TO NORTHWEST INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS
UP TO 25 MPH.

* TIMING...A DRY COLD FRONT OVER LAKE ERIE LATE THIS MORNING WILL
PUSH SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE DISTRICT THIS AFTERNOON AND INCREASE
THE WIND OUT OF THE WEST-NORTHWEST. THE FULL SUN...GUSTY WIND
AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL DRY OUT THE LEAF LITTER AND OTHER
FINE FUELS EFFICIENTLY. AFTER SUNSET...THE WIND WILL DIMINISH
AND HUMIDITY WILL RISE...CALMING THE THREAT FOR FIRE SPREAD. 

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 23 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...AROUND 70.

* IMPACTS...THE LIKELIHOOD EXISTS FOR RAPID GROWTH AND SPREAD OF
WILD FIRES THAT DEVELOP...AND FOR PRESCRIBED BURNS TO GROW OUT
OF CONTROL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

AIR QUALITY INDEX
Issue Date: 410 PM EDT FRI APR 17 2015
Expiration: 400 PM EDT SAT APR 18 2015

AIR QUALITY FORECASTS FOR THE SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY ARE PROVIDED
BY THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

PAZ057-059-063-065-066-182000-
DAUPHIN-LEBANON-CUMBERLAND-YORK-LANCASTER-
410 PM EDT FRI APR 17 2015



THE FORECAST SATURDAY FOR THE SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY IS CODE LEVEL
YELLOW...WHICH IS MODERATE...AND MEANS PEOPLE UNUSUALLY SENSITIVE
TO AIR POLLUTION MAY BE MILDLY AFFECTED.  PRIMARY POLLUTANT
WILL BE PARTICLES.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON GROUND-LEVEL OZONE AND FINE
PARTICLES...VISIT WWW.AIRNOW.GOV.

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