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Special Weather Statement

Status

Issued Expired

Start Time

Tue 08/16/2022 09:29 AM EDT

End Time

Tue 08/16/2022 06:00 PM EDT

Impacts

Informational

Locations Affected

Bridgeport, CT ∙ New Haven, CT ∙ Stamford, CT ∙ Waterbury, CT ∙ Danbury, CT ∙ Norwalk, CT ∙ Meriden, CT ∙ West Haven, CT ∙ Milford, CT ∙ Cannondale, CT

Full Alert Message

Special Weather Statement National Weather Service New York NY 929 AM EDT Tue Aug 16 2022 CTZ005>012-162200- Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Northern Middlesex- Northern New London-Southern Fairfield-Southern New Haven- Southern Middlesex-Southern New London- 929 AM EDT Tue Aug 16 2022 ...ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS TODAY FOR CONNECTICUT... The potential for fire spread is enhanced and increasing. The prolonged absence of wetting rains, along with moderate to severe drought conditions, have led to very dry soil moistures and ground fuels. Any fire that ignites will easily and rapidly spread in these conditions. Northeast winds gusting to around 20 mph at times will also aid in elevating the threat for fire spread through this afternoon.