Fire Danger Low

Thursday May 9, 2013

The predicted fire danger for today is a Statewide Class 1.

Today will be cloudy with chance of showers. Temperatures will be in the upper 60's to lower 70's. Minimum relative humidity values will be between 46 and 63 percent. Winds will be light.

Slow moving low pressure will track northeast over the next few days bringing higher humidity and a chance of showers.
Much needed rain should help moderate the fire danger for at least a few days.

Thank You for your patience! It is again OK to burn at least for the next few days.

WHAT DOES THE CLASS DAY MEAN? Class 1: Low Fires are not likely, it may be raining

Class 2: Moderate Fires are possible in light fuels, day after a rain

Class 3: High Fuels in open areas and sunny slopes may spread rapidly

Class 4: Very High Fires start easily from all causes Fires spread and increase in intensity rapidly Spot fires occur Fire will burn deep, except in the spring

Class 5: Extreme Fires will spread very rapidly with severe spotting Difficult to extinguish, mop-up requires a great deal of effort