Gusty winds mean risk of wildfires

March 29, 2012|By Scott Dance

It's gusty out there, and with low moisture in the air, that means a risk of wildfires.

The National Weather Service is forecasting 10 to 20 mph winds with gusts up to 30 mph. At the Sun weather station dowtown, gusts have been reaching 20 mph throughout the morning.

Dew points have dropped to the mid-30s. With low humidity, dry brush and gusty winds, there is an "enhanced threat" for wildfires, the weather service cautions in a hazardous weather outlook.

Speaking of the wind, here's an interesting look at it shared with me by a tweeter at last night's Sun Tweetup at Bond Street Social in Fells Point. It shows wind patterns and speeds across the country.

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