Friday, April 8, 2011


A large, destructive fire that spreads quickly.

Friday, 4/8/2011 8:30 PM

The big story today is the wide swath of the Southwest and Plains States that have High Fire Danger statements. Thousands of square miles of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado are under Red Flag Warnings. Wind, low humidity, and lack of rain until perhaps Sunday have created Critical Fire Weather Conditions.

The Pacific Northwest is getting a respite from the “Water Train” today…but that will change by tomorrow night with rain, and then some high-elevation snow by Monday.

A slow-moving front will bring snow to the mountains from Arizona to Wyoming, while rain, and mountain snow, will fall on areas from California to Montana.

The central part of the country will see much calmer weather, with perhaps a risk of storms over The Middle Plains. The Upper Plains will have rain, with possible heavy snow in the North.

The East will have cool, wet weather, and the South will show some pleasant signs of Spring, until some fog tomorrow and perhaps rain Sunday/Monday.

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