Fire Danger Remains High in Twin Tiers for Second Day
Residents in the Twin Tiers and Central New York are again being warned of the heightened danger of wildfires April 29.
The National Weather Service for a second day has issued a Red Flag Warning from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, April 29 for the Northern Tier and a Special Statement cautioning of an elevated risk of wildfire spread across all of Central New York.
NOAA says Relative Humidity as low as 12 to 19 percent combined with strong winds continue to dry out ground cover and contributes to the chances of rapid spread of fire.
Winds are projected to be steady from the Northwest at ten to 20 miles per hour with gusts of 30 miles per hour at times.
The high temperature is also expected to be warmer April 29 going into a weekend of milder highs after a very cold start, topping out in the upper 50s to low 60s in parts of the forecast region for Friday and into the 60s through next week.
Residents are urged not to burn brush or other debris while the fire danger is elevated. In New York State, there is a ban on open burning that is in effect through May 14 and no burn permits are being issued. It is always illegal to burn trash in New York.