Wednesday, 25 April, 2018

Critical fire weather leads to Red Flag Warning

Increased Fire Danger This Afternoon First Alert Weather Day- Extremely critical fire danger
Marlene Weaver | 13 April, 2018, 06:39

Tonight: It could still be breezy overnight.

Outdoor burning of any kind is prohibited in West Virginia between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM until May 31st.

Winds across the mountains into the Front Range will be gusting up 50 miles per hour. - Winds are gradually weakening in northwest Pinal County, but pockets of dense blowing dust continue.

A Red Flag Warning will remain in effect from 12:00 PM Thursday until 8:00 PM Thursday for Barbour, Braxton, Doddridge, Lewis, Harrison, Gilmer, Ritchie, Tyler, Taylor, Upshur, Randolph, Pocahontas & Webster Counties.

Night owls at greater risk of death than early birds, say scientists
In the study, the researchers say that estimates are that between 21% and 52% of what determines chronotype has genetic roots. What we think might be happening is, there's a problem for the night owl who's trying to live in the morning lark world.

It will be mostly sunny on the weekend, with temperatures reaching the low 50s on Saturday and the low 60s on Sunday.

Farther south toward the Virginia North Carolina Border, winds speeds will be less, but still pose a concern, especially during the peak heating part of the afternoon when leaf litter and brush will be the driest.

Extended: Temperatures will still be above-average tomorrow, and we'll have EXTREME FIRE DANGER. The weather service says low relative humidity or 20-to-30 percent along with southwest winds 15-to-25mph with gusts to 35... along with low moisture of potential fuels that can promote burning... are combining to "create an environment conducive to the rapid spread of wildfire".

"Any fires that develop or are ongoing will likely exhibit rapid and erratic growth and behavior", the weather service website said. We have chances for mountain snow Thursday and Friday, along with a slight chance for some rain/snow in the lower elevations Friday.

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