Wednesday, April 3, 2019

WEATHER ALERT: Red Flag Warning Issued for Wednesday

The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for Schuylkill County for most of Wednesday.

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR All of Central Pennsylvania, including the Allegheny National Forest, Laurel Highlands and Susquehanna Valley...

The National Weather Service in State College has issued a Red Flag Warning, which is in effect from 10 AM this morning to 11 PM EDT this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* WINDS...West 10 to 20 mph with occasional gusts between 40 and 45 mph. The peak wind gusts will occur between 11 am and 6 pm today.

* TIMING...Minimum Relative Humidity and Peak winds between 2 pm and 7 pm.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 20 percent.

* TEMPERATURES...Afternoon highs mainly in the 50s.

* IMPACTS...Rapid wildfire growth and spread expected. Prescribed burns may get out of control. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

This alert covers all of Central and Eastern Pennsylvania.


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