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    Fire Weather Watch

    And now we are under threat of Fire weather. We usually have this for a couple of weeks in the spring but we are probably looking at almost two months of it this year.

    ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
    FRIDAY EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS FOR NORTHERN
    CENTRAL VERMONT...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BURLINGTON HAS ISSUED A FIRE
    WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
    FRIDAY EVENING.

    * AFFECTED AREA...ALL OF VERMONT FROM RUTLAND AND WINDSOR
    COUNTIES NORTH TO THE CANADIAN BORDER.

    * WINDS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

    * TIMING...WINDS WILL PICK UP BECOMING GUSTY FRIDAY MORNING AND
    CONTINUE GUSTY UNTIL SUNSET FRIDAY.

    * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WILL BE AS LOW AS 20 PERCENT.

    * TEMPERATURES...WILL RISE INTO THE 60S.

    * LIGHTNING...IS NOT EXPECTED ON FRIDAY.

    * IMPACTS...WITH VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER AND DRY FUELS...ANY GRASS
    OR BRUSH FIRES THAT ARE STARTED COULD SPREAD AND BECOME OUT OF
    CONTROL RAPIDLY.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
    ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
    RED FLAG WARNINGS.

    PLEASE STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...YOUR LOCAL MEDIA...OR
    GO TO WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BURLINGTON FOR FURTHER UPDATES ON THIS
    WEATHER SITUATION.

    &&

    $$

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    And I have a good sized pile of brush (some from the Oct storm) all ready to be burned...ugh.

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    Same down here in the flatlands.

    A "red flag" alert issued by the National Weather Service in in effect through 9 p.m. today, March 26, and a fire watch tomorrow through the afternoon in northwest, central and southern New Jersey. Under a red flag alert critical fire weather conditions are present: wind gusts today are up to 40 mph and the relative humidity is at just 20%.
    http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-d.../post_623.html

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    There was a brush fire across the road just up from my house last Thursday. Pretty amazing how fast those move! Thankfully the NH Wildfire Unit and Woodstock FD were on the scene and had it under control in a short amount of time

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