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Special Weather Statement

Status

Issued Expired

Start Time

Thu 04/08/2021 09:56 AM EDT

End Time

Thu 04/08/2021 07:00 PM EDT

Impacts

Informational

Locations Affected

Philadelphia, PA ∙ Allentown, PA ∙ Reading, PA ∙ Bethlehem, PA ∙ Zionhill, PA ∙ North Wales, PA ∙ Glenside, PA ∙ Buckingham, PA ∙ Woodside, PA ∙ Reading Spaatz Field, PA

Full Alert Message

Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 956 AM EDT Thu Apr 8 2021 PAZ060>062-071-103>106-082300- Berks-Lehigh-Northampton-Philadelphia-Western Montgomery- Eastern Montgomery-Upper Bucks-Lower Bucks- Including the cities of Reading, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Philadelphia, Collegeville, Pottstown, Norristown, Lansdale, Chalfont, Perkasie, Morrisville, and Doylestown 956 AM EDT Thu Apr 8 2021 ...ENHANCED RISK OF WILDFIRE SPREAD THIS AFTERNOON... Low afternoon relative humidity values and dry fuels will create an elevated risk for the spread of wildfires across portions of southeastern Pennsylvania this afternoon. Minimum relative humidity values in are forecast to be between 30 and 35 percent. southeasterly winds of 5 to 15 mph are expected. Residents are urged to exercise caution if handling any potential ignition source, such as machinery, cigarettes or matches. Be sure to properly discard all smoking materials. If dry grasses and tree litter begin to burn, the fire will have the potential to spread quickly. For more information about wildfire danger, burn restrictions, and wildfire prevention and education, please visit your state forestry or environmental protection website.