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Enhanced threat for the spread of Wildfires Today

February 13th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

Minimum relative humidity values will drop to 20-25 percent across
the eastern West Virginia panhandle into areas of western
Maryland. During the afternoon to early evening, increasing
westerly winds are expected with gusts up to 30 to 35 mph. The
main overlap between lower humidity and gusty winds will be
between 2-5 PM.

Fuel moisture will continue to dry through the day given gusty
downsloping flow. The combination of decreasing fuel moisture, low
relative humidity, and gusty westerly winds will enhance the
threat for the spread of wildfires.

Outdoor burning is strongly discouraged during this time. Please
refer to your local burn permitting authority on whether you can
burn. If you do burn, use extreme caution and ensure fire
suppression is readily available