The New York State Fire Ban expired Sunday, but an ELEVATED FIRE RISK continues today in Allegany and other counties, followed by an expected frost tonight and even a potential freeze Wednesday night.
The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo reports that a “combination of dry conditions and wind today will create an elevated risk of wildfire spread across western and north central New York.”
It says that “relative humidity values will drop to as low as 15 to 25 percent, with winds gusting up to 35 mph at times.
“Despite the recent green-up, these conditions may allow for rapid spread of fires if ignition occurs,” forecasters warn.
Be Aware. Be Prepared. Stay Safe.TM and monitor for possible quick-occurring dangerous fire situations.
The NWS also is reporting potential for a frost tonight into early Wednesday morning, with a frost or freeze possible again Wednesday night into early Thursday in Allegany and other counties.
Residents should be prepared to take action to protect sensitive vegetation.
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