Fire Weather Watch Tuesday

Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook SPC
Dry conditions and gusty winds will lead to an elevated risk of fine fuel fires this evening ad Tuesday.  As a result the National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Fire Weather Watch.  Although a low will pass through Northern New England tonight bringing accumulating rainfall that will miss the southern portion of the region.  Humidity levels will drop as low as 25%.  It won't even be that warm tomorrow as max temps are near 60.  But some gusty winds and the low moisture content in the atmosphere pose a dangerous combo.
NWS Boston Headlines/Hazards
Although we have seen some rains lately there are still areas of PA, NY, CT, MA and NH that have abnormally dry drought conditions.  We have made big strides since September however (image 2)
US Drought Monitor 4-12-16
September
US Drought Monitor 9-29-2015
Fire officials recommend avoiding outdoor burning at all costs.  If you must burn apply for a permit.  You shouldn't do this anyway but don't just chuck your cigarette out the window.  Make sure its out in an ashtray or a cigarette bucket.  Yes I know "you shouldn't smoke anyway" but that fact is people do so lets avoid a forest fire.

By the way- opposite problem in Texas.  See my post from earlier here

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