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NH Division of Forest and Lands Issues RED Flag Warning Until 8 p.m.

The NH Division of Forest and Lands has issued a RED Flag Warning (Class 4) statewide except for Coos and Cheshire counties until 8 p.m. EST on Friday, March 23, 2012.

Low relative humidity, gusty winds, and very dry fuels will create critical fire conditions for most of the State today. Winds will diminish tonight with cooler temperatures forecasted for tomorrow.  Relative humidity values will remain low through Saturday.  A low pressure system will pass south of the region on Sunday, possibly bringing some much needed precipitation.

Class 4 warning means there is a very high chance that:

Fires start easily from all causes;Fires spread and increase in intensity rapidly;Spot fires occur;Fires will burn deep, except in the spring.

For further information on fire weather http://www.nhdfl.org/fire-control-and-law-enforcement/daily-fire-danger.aspx

You can also get weekend updates on the fire weather by calling: (866) 643-4737 or 603-271-2259.

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Last Updated: 3/23/12