The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Fire Weather Watch for Wednesday, April 2nd.
The combination of very low dew point temperatures/relative humidity and strong winds made the NWS issue the Fire Weather Watch all day tomorrow.
Avoid burning tomorrow because the weather conditions could cause rapid wildfire growth.
The lower the dew point temperatures are the drier the air is. The dry air will dry out the forest floor or “Duff”. Duff is the layer of live and dead vegetation above the soil. It mainly consists of dead leaves, branches, bark, and stems. The drier the duff gets the easier it will catch and spread fire.
A dry cold front will move through the state. This will bring in dry air and cause the winds to pick up. The winds will be between 10-20 mph with gusts upwards of 40 mph. Avoid burring tomorrow and remember what Smokey always tells us…”Only you can prevent forest fires.”