'Red flag' warning by NWS remains in place for entire state.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, April 9, 2012
Dry and windy New Jersey has been scorched by multiple brush fires since Friday, and weather officials say the state remains at risk into this week. The warm and dry start to spring has set the perfect conditions for fires across the state, Acting State Fire Warden Michael Drake told NJ.com. Three fires on Friday burned more than 400 acres in Camden County, and Drake told NJ.com that seven smaller fires had broken out by Saturday morning. The National Weather Service implemented a "red flag" fire warning on Wednesday, and it remains in effect in all of New Jersey and Delaware, as well as large portions of Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York. The warnings extend as far south as Southern Virginia and north into New Hampshire. The warning …
National Weather Service issues Red Flag Warning for New Jersey
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware. The alert, issued during times of potential fire risk, is in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday. NWS meteorologists say dry weather conditions and strong wind gusts in tandem can mean an increased risk of a wildfire turning dangerous. The area has had little precipitation of late. Additionally, the humidity is below 20 percent, temperatures are mild and winds could gust up to 30 mph. The combination, scientists warn, create the potential for a rapid spread if uncontrolled fires develop. The NWS Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will develop shortly. Just last week, New …