Fire Danger Very High

Weekend May 3 - May 5, 2013

The Predicted FIRE DANGER for today

The predicted fire danger for today is a Statewide Class 4.

Today will be mostly clear to clear skies with temperatures in the upper 50s to upper 60s.

Minimum relative humidity values will be between 28 and 34 percent .

Special Weather Statement from the National Weather Service

THE RECENT DRY WEATHER PATTERN HAS CREATED UNSAFE BURNING CONDITIONS CAUSING THE PRIMARY FUELS FOR WILDLAND FIRES OF DEAD GRASS...LEAVES AND BRUSH TO BECOME DANGEROUSLY DRY AND SUSCEPTIBLE TO IGNITION. NORTHEAST WIND GUSTS OF 15 TO 20 MPH ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP LATER THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON WITH MINIMUM AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES DROPPING TO BETWEEN 30 AND 40 PERCENT INLAND FROM THE COAST. NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF FORESTS...PARKS AND RECREATION URGE PEOPLE TO BE AWARE OF THIS DANGER AND TAKE STEPS TO PREVENT WILDLAND FIRES FROM STARTING IN THE FIRST PLACE. THE MAJORITY OF WILDLAND FIRES ARE A RESULT OF ESCAPED FIRES FROM OPEN BURNING BY HOMEOWNERS. ALL OPEN BURNING MUST HAVE A PERMIT. Any and all outside burning is not allowed until further notice. We will re-evaluate conditions for burning after receiving the latest fire weather forecast each day.

Thank You for your Cooperation during these very dry conditions.