Labor Day Fire Danger

Friday, September 4, 2015 at 7:53 am

The cool trough we’ve been talking about all week will start to work into the area today and tomorrow.  Winds ahead of the front will be strong.  We’ve had limited rain over the past few weeks and all summer the vegetation has been slowly drying out.  Fire danger is going to very high for much of the Labor Day weekend.  Be careful!

Showers will move into the region Saturday afternoon.  Cooler temps will follow for Saturday night into Sunday.  A dusting of snow is still a small possibility for the highest peaks by Sunday morning.  I’d give us a 20% shot to see a dusting above 10,000 feet.

Warm and dry next week.  At this point there are no consistent indications of when cool air and chances for mountain snow will return.  Which isn’t too shocking considering it’s still the first week of September.

Will update again when there’s something to talk about…

WSF