The Enhanced Risk of fire spread throughout the region will continue today as Thursday afternoon and evening high temperatures, low relative humidity and winds are prevalent for the third day. But, don’t put away the colder weather clothing just yet.
The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo is forecasting similar conditions this afternoon to the past two days, but has potential slushy snowfall and night-time freezing as possibilities for early next week as temperatures start dropping Sunday night.
Reduced winds are expected Friday afternoon but forecasts havn’t been issued yet as to whether the Enhanced Fire Risk will continue.
A statewide outdoor Fire Ban continues through the middle of May, however, with violators subject to criminal and civil enforcement actions which include a minimum fine of $500 for a first offense. Open burn ban regulations are available at https://on.ny.gov/3tGrDC9.
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