Updated23/09/2020 6:58pm 

Weather Alerts for Merrimack County

Issued by the National Weather Service

Special Weather Statement  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT   Special Weather Statement

Areas Affected:
Belknap - Cheshire - Coastal Rockingham - Eastern Hillsborough - Interior Rockingham - Merrimack - Northern Carroll - Northern Coos - Northern Grafton - Southern Carroll - Southern Coos - Southern Grafton - Strafford - Sullivan - Western And Central Hillsborough
Effective: Wed, 9/23 2:47am Updated: Wed, 9/23 6:50pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 9/23 7:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed

...Elevated Fire Weather Danger Predicted Today...
A very dry air mass and breezy conditions will combine with dead
and dry fuels such as grass, leaves and twigs to create the
potential for uncontrolled fire spread across New Hampshire today.
This afternoon, relative humidity values will decrease to low
levels between 35 and 45 percent. At the same time Northwest winds
between 10 and 20 mph with frequent gusts to 25 mph will continue
to dry fuels and increase fire spread potential. Wind gusts are
expected to diminish late today with increasing relative humidity
Extra caution should be taken to prevent wildfires. Always consult
with local fire officials before engaging in any open burning
activities and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
Never leave an open fire unattended and always extinguish
campfires completely before leaving.

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