The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued the following weather alert:
..RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITY, GUSTY WINDS, AND ISOLATED DRY LIGHTNING IN NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA…
- AFFECTED AREA…Fire weather zones 038, 039, 040, 043, 044, 047, 048, AND 072. This includes Bradford, Susquehanna, Wayne, Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Pike counties.
- TIMING…Through 8 PM this evening.
- WINDS…Northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts to 25 mph, especially over the higher terrain.
- HUMIDITY…As low as 25 to 30 percent.
- LIGHTNING…Isolated thunderstorms with dry lightning may cause fire starts.
- IMPACTS…Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.
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 can contribute to extreme fire behavior.
The National Weather Service in State College has issued the following weather alert:
..RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA…
The National Weather Service in State College has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.
- AFFECTED AREA…Potter, Northern Clinton, Northern Centre, Southern Centre, Mifflin, Juniata, Tioga, Northern Lycoming, Sullivan, Southern Clinton, Southern Lycoming, Union, Snyder, Montour, Northumberland, Columbia, Perry, Dauphin, Cumberland, Adams and York Counties.
- TIMING…From 11 am until 8 pm on Tuesday.
- WINDS…Northwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
- RELATIVE HUMIDITY…As low as 24 percent.
- TEMPERATURES…In the mid 70s.
- LIGHTNING…Dry lightning strikes may cause initial fire starts especially in the driest fuel beds.
- IMPACTS…Rapid wildfire growth and spread expected. Outdoor burning is not recommended.
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring or are imminent due to a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and dry fuels. Any fires that develop may quickly get out of control and become difficult to contain.