National Weather Service: Special Statement , Fire Weather Watch

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  • 52 °F

    Light Rain

    Light Rain
    • Feels Like: 52 °F
    • Humidity: 74%
    • Wind: 14 mph NW
    • Sunrise: 6:01 AM
    • Sunset: 7:41 PM
    • Barometer: 29.52 in
  • Chance of Rain


    Chance of Rain

  • Clear



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Long Island Forecast

  • Wednesday... Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 59F. Windy. Winds from the NW at 15 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

    Wednesday Night... Clear. Low of 37F. Windy. Winds from the NW at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

    Thursday... Clear. High of 59F. Windy. Winds from the NW at 25 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph.

    Thursday Night... Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 39F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 20 mph.

Special Statement

  • Statement as of 5:41 am EDT on April 23, 2014

    ... Enhanced risk of fire spread today...

    The combination of strong northwest winds and a drying air mass
    will result in conditions favorable for the rapid spread of brush
    fires... especially this afternoon.

    Relative humidity will be lowest this afternoon... dropping to 35
    to 40 percent and winds will gust up to 40 mph. These conditions
    would likely aid fire spread if ignition occurs.

    If you spot a fire or smoke plume... please report it to the
    authorities immediately.

Fire Weather Watch

  • Statement as of 4:18 am EDT on April 23, 2014

    ... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Thursday morning
    through Thursday evening for high winds and low relative humidity
    for the entire tri-state region...

    * affected area... the entire tri-state region.

    * Winds... northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

    * Relative humidity... as low as 18 percent.

    * Timing... late Thursday morning through Thursday evening.

    * Impacts... rapid fire spread possible if ignition occurs.

    Precautionary/preparedness actions...

    A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
    are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
    red flag warnings.

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