Thursday, February 12, 2009

Don't catch on fire today

This was kind of strange - I got this message from AlertDC, in ALL CAPS:
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FROM 10 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING. A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR.
So I guess watch out for forest fires in Meridian Hill Park, and don't burn your leaves in your front lawn, or something.

2 comments:

BP said...

Yeah, you pretty much got it right. It means the conditions are idea for wildfires. Low humidity, drought conditions and strong winds. But yeah, probably not a big deal 'cept for rock creek.

bothsidesofthefence said...

That alert was a little confusing/misleading - I thought there was an actual fire occurring, not that the conditions were ripe for a fire.