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"Special Statement" ...Enhanced fire weather conditions today into early this evening... With daytime mixing and northwest flow...dewpoints will lower into the 20s and upper teens as temperatures rise into the 60s. The resulting relative humidity values will drop to 15 to 30 percent this afternoon into the early evening. The wind speeds will be generally 10 to 15 mph on average with gusts up to 20 mph and occasionally up to 25 mph. This will enhance the spread and growth of any fires that develop. 429 am EDT Sat may 23 2015 ...Enhanced fire weather conditions today into early this evening... With daytime mixing and northwest flow...dewpoints will lower into the 20s and upper teens as temperatures rise into the 60s. The resulting relative humidity values will drop to 15 to 30 percent this afternoon into the early evening. The wind speeds will be generally 10 to 15 mph on average with gusts up to 20 mph and occasionally up to 25 mph. This will enhance the spread and growth of any fires that develop. 429 am EDT Sat may 23 2015 ...Enhanced fire weather conditions today into early this evening... With daytime mixing and northwest flow...dewpoints will lower into the 20s and upper teens as temperatures rise into the 60s. The resulting relative humidity values will drop to 15 to 30 percent this afternoon into the early evening. The wind speeds will be generally 10 to 15 mph on average with gusts up to 20 mph and occasionally up to 25 mph. This will enhance the spread and growth of any fires that develop. -- Saturday May.23 15,12:48 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

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Nassau County Implements New Co-Sheltering Program with Pets, Offers Pet Safe Disaster Planning Info

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