Elevated fire risk for the Twin Tiers April 6th

Weather Alerts

6:30 AM Update (04/06/2021):

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a Special Weather Statement for an Elevated Risk of fire spread for Chemung, Schuyler, Tioga (N.Y), Tompkins, & Bradford counties for April 6th.

Dry weather, sunshine, humidity levels between 15 and 25 percent, and northwest winds occasionally gusting to around 20 mph are expected today across portions of central New York and Northeast Pennsylvania. All of these parameters and increasingly dry fuel moisture levels support an elevated risk of fire spread, especially during the afternoon and early evening.

Use caution if handling any potential ignition source, including machinery, cigarettes, and matches. Be sure to properly discard all smoking materials. If dry grasses and tree litter begin to burn, the fire will have the potential to spread quickly.

For more information about wildfire danger, burn restrictions, and wildfire prevention and education, please visit your state forestry or environmental protection website.

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