EMERGENCY UPDATES

RED FLAG WARNING FIRE WEATHER WATCH APRIL 23-24

2014-04-23 20:14:26 emccmp

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM EDT THURSDAY FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDTY AND STRONG WIND FOR EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA,MOST OF NEW JERSEY,DELAWARE AND THE EASTERN SHORE OF MARYLAND,

WINDS,NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

TIMING,STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE LATE MORNING INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON THURSDAY, WITH THE LOWEST HUMIDITIES FROM LATE MORNING INTO THE EARLY EVENING.

RELATIVE HUMIDITY,AS LOW AS THE UPPER TEENS TO LOW 20S.

TEMPERATURES,RANGING FORM THE UPPER 5OS AND LOW 60S UP NORTH, TO THE MID TO UPPER 60S ELSEWHERE.

IMPACTS,THE COMBINATION OF WINDY CONDITIONS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL LEAD TO A MORE RAPID SPREAD RATE OF ANY FIRES THAT MAY DEVELOP. RESIDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO EXERCISE FIRE PREVENTION WITH ANY OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND PROPERLY DISPOSE OF SMOKING MATERIALS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS,

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW,OR WILL SHORTLY 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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WILDFIRE DANGER,BURN RESTRICTIONS, AND WILDFIRE PREVENTION AND EDUCATIOIN,PLEASE VISIT YOUR STATE FORESTRY OR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WEBSITE.

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Red Flag Warning/Fire Weather Watch April 23rd/24th

2014-04-23 03:42:08 emccmp

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT
THIS EVENING FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WIND.

…FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING FOR OR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WIND.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WIND…WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING. A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WIND IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY
MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH TODAY.
NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH ON THURSDAY.

* TIMING…WIND WILL INCREASE DURING THE DAY TODAY THEN DECREASE
SOMEWHAT AFTER SUNSET BEFORE INCREASING AGAIN ON THURSDAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL
GENERALLY BE IN THE 30S TODAY BUT SOME AREAS COULD GET BELOW 30
PERCENT. ON THURSDAY, RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL BE LOWER,
GENERALLY IN THE TEENS AND 20S.

* TEMPERATURES…HIGHS WILL MAINLY BE IN THE 50S TO LOWER 60S
TODAY AND IN THE LOWER TO MID 60S ON THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS…THE COMBINATION OF WINDY CONDITIONS AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES WILL LEAD TO A MORE RAPID SPREAD RATE OF ANY
FIRES THAT MAY DEVELOP. RESIDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO EXERCISE
FIRE PREVENTION WITH ANY OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND PROPERLY DISPOSE
OF SMOKING MATERIALS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW…OR WILL SHORTLY 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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WILDFIRE DANGER…BURN RESTRICTIONS…
AND WILDFIRE PREVENTION AND EDUCATION…PLEASE VISIT YOUR STATE
FORESTRY OR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WEBSITE.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WILDFIRE DANGER…BURN RESTRICTIONS…
AND WILDFIRE PREVENTION AND EDUCATION…PLEASE VISIT YOUR STATE
FORESTRY OR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WEBSITE.

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Enhanced Risk Of Wildfire April 9 & 10, 2014

2014-04-09 08:37:52 emccmp

ENHANCED RISK OF WILDFIRE SPREAD THIS AFTERNOON AND AGAIN THURSDAY AFTERNOON,

LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS, GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS AND DRYING FINE FUELS WILL CREATE AN ELEVATED RISK FOR THE SPREAD OF WILDFIRES THIS AFTERNOON. NO RAIN IS EXPECTED INTO THURSDAY, SO THE ENHANCED RISK WILL ALSO EXIST ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

PLEASE DO NOT PARK VEHICLES IN GRASSY AREAS AND ENSURE PROPER DISPOSAL OF ANY SMOKING MATERIALS. IT ONLY TAKES ONE IMPROPERLY DISPOSED CIGARETTE TO IGNITE A FIRE. IF YOU SPOT A FIRE, PLEASE REPORT IT TO THE AUTHORITIES IMMEDIATELY.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WILDFIRE DANGER, BURN RESTRICTIONS, AND WILDFIRE PREVENTION AND EDUCATION, PLEASE VISIT YOUR STATE FORESTRY OR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WEBSITE.

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Winter Weather Advisory March 25-26, 2014

2014-03-25 09:27:20 emccmp

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
2 AM EDT WEDNESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 2 AM EDT WEDNESDAY.

* LOCATIONS…PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL
SOUTHEASTERN AND EASTERN NEW JERSEY.

* HAZARD TYPES…RAIN AND SNOW TO ALL SNOW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…2 TO 4 INCHES.

* TIMING…PERIODS OF RAIN AND SNOW WILL DEVELOP TOWARD MIDDAY.
ANY RAIN OR MIXED RAIN AND SNOW WILL THEN CHANGE TO ALL SNOW BY
EVENING, AND THE SNOW COULD FALL MODERATE AT TIMES THIS EVENING
BEFORE ENDING OVERNIGHT.

* IMPACTS…ROADWAYS SHOULD BE WET DURING THE DAYLIGHT HOURS
TODAY AS TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FREEZING AS THE PRECIPITATION MOVES IN. AS TEMPERATURES DROP LATER THIS
AFTERNOON AND ESPECIALLY THIS EVENING COMBINED WITH A STEADY
SNOW, UNTREATED SURFACES WILL BECOME SLIPPERY AND POTENTIALLY
SNOW COVERED. REMEMBER, BRIDGES AND ELEVATED SURFACES TEND TO
ICE UP FIRST.

* WINDS…EAST TO NORTHEAST INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…RISING INTO THE UPPER 30S TODAY, THEN DROPPING
INTO THE 20S TONIGHT.

* VISIBILITIES…AS LOW AS ONE HALF OF A MILE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE
TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES, ESPECIALLY TONIGHT. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY
ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES, AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

Any Questions feel free to call our office.

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Late Winter Storm Sunday night into Monday March 16 – 17, 2014

2014-03-16 16:23:32 emccmp

WEATHER BRIEFING 2014-16-03

Emergency Managers and Other Key Partners:

A late winter storm will impact our area late tonight into Monday afternoon. A briefing package is attached.

The Executive Summary is below:

• A significant late winter storm will affect the region late tonight into Monday. Significant amounts of snow are expected with this storm. Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories have been posted.
• Additional Warnings and Advisories have been issued this afternoon, generally north of the previous warnings.
• Accumulations have been increased
• 4+ inches of snow are expected where the heaviest snow band sets up. Latest model runs are positioning this band over the Delmarva into extreme southern New Jersey. Precipitation will start this evening, beginning as a brief period of rain in southern Delaware and Maryland and generally snow elsewhere. Snow will then continue through the overnight hours, ending early Monday afternoon.
• The Monday morning commute will be impacted by this storm. Temperatures will fall into the 20s and low 30s by Monday morning, which will impact roads.
• Freezing rain is not expected
• Northeast winds 10 to 20 MPH with gusts to 30 MPH can be expected late Sunday night through Monday. Wind gusts over 40 mph are possible near the Atlantic coast. Expect blowing snow.
• Minor tidal flooding is possible along the Atlantic coast, given the onshore flow and the full moon today. High tides to watch are the ones on Monday.
• Please monitor our website for the latest available information: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/phi

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