I spent about 3 1/2 hours (2:30 to 6 PM) listening to the NJ State Forest Fire Service Division B online scanner feed. I was able to hear some of the feeds channels from Northern New Jersey (Division A) as well. From what I could tell, there was some wildfire activity in central and northern New Jersey. I'm not sure of the size of these fires, I know that I listened to reports of some that were under 1 acre, and the others were of unknown size.
The Red Flag Warnings in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island And Vermont have expired. Red Flag Warnings remain up in New Hampshire until 8 PM EDT this evening.
7:10 AM EDT, May 13
Red Flag Warnings are up for all of New Jersey, southeastern New York, and southern New England. I'll listen to some online scanner feeds and try to follow the media to find out about any wildfire activity. Stay safe everyone!
|National Weather Service Eastern Region, May 13 2015 7:02 AM. Red Flag Warnings in red.|
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY 318 AM EDT WED MAY 13 2015 ...CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR RAPID FIRE SPREAD TODAY... CTZ005>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179- 132200- /O.UPG.KOKX.FW.A.0003.150513T1600Z-150513T2200Z/ /O.NEW.KOKX.FW.W.0004.150513T1600Z-150513T2200Z/ NORTHERN FAIRFIELD-NORTHERN NEW HAVEN-NORTHERN MIDDLESEX- NORTHERN NEW LONDON-SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN- SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-SOUTHERN NEW LONDON-WESTERN PASSAIC- EASTERN PASSAIC-HUDSON-WESTERN BERGEN-EASTERN BERGEN- WESTERN ESSEX-EASTERN ESSEX-WESTERN UNION-EASTERN UNION-ORANGE- PUTNAM-ROCKLAND-NORTHERN WESTCHESTER-SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER- NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-BRONX-RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)- KINGS (BROOKLYN)-NORTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-NORTHEASTERN SUFFOLK- SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-NORTHERN QUEENS- NORTHERN NASSAU-SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU- 318 AM EDT WED MAY 13 2015 ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE TRI-STATE AREA... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING FOR RAPID FIRE SPREAD...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * AFFECTED AREA...LOWER HUDSON VALLEY...NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY... SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT...NEW YORK CITY...AND LONG ISLAND. * WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 30 PERCENT. * TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON. * IMPACTS...RAPID FIRE SPREAD IF IGNITION OCCURS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS WILL CREATE A SIGNIFICANTLY ELEVATED FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.