High fire danger conditions in Cobb County this afternoon, and possibly throughout the week

forest wildfire blazing with upright trees silhouetting the backgroundPhotos by Nicholas Peters, Engine Captain, E-641 at the #CrowMountain wildfire licensed CC BY 3.0

According to the report from the National Weather Service, we’re in increased conditions for fire here in Cobb County until early evening due to low relative humidity and dry conditions. These conditions are likely to persist through the end of the week.

Here is the Special Weather Statement issued for Cobb and other Georgia counties:

Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Peachtree City GA 336 AM EST Tue Mar 1 2022

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336 AM EST Tue Mar 1 2022


… Relative Humidities of 25 percent or less can be expected for 4 or more hours this afternoon into the evening. Winds will be northwest at 5-10 mph. With dry fuels, high fire danger conditions can be expected. Please refer to your local burn permitting authorities whether you may burn outdoors. If you do burn outside, use extreme caution. $$

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Peachtree City GA 505 AM EST Tue Mar 1 2022 GAZ001>009-011>016-019>025-027-030>039-041>062-066>076-078>086- 089>098-102>113-021015- Baldwin-Banks-Barrow-Bartow-Bibb-Bleckley-Butts-Carroll-Catoosa- Chattahoochee-Chattooga-Cherokee-Clarke-Clayton-Cobb-Coweta- Crawford-Crisp-Dade-Dawson-DeKalb-Dodge-Dooly-Douglas-Emanuel- Fannin-Fayette-Floyd-Forsyth-Gilmer-Glascock-Gordon-Greene- Gwinnett-Hall-Hancock-Haralson-Harris-Heard-Henry-Houston-Jackson- Jasper-Jefferson-Johnson-Jones-Lamar-Laurens-Lumpkin-Macon- Madison-Marion-Meriwether-Monroe-Montgomery-Morgan-Murray- Muscogee-Newton-North Fulton-Oconee-Oglethorpe-Paulding-Peach- Pickens-Pike-Polk-Pulaski-Putnam-Rockdale-Schley-South Fulton- Spalding-Stewart-Sumter-Talbot-Taliaferro-Taylor-Telfair-Toombs- Towns-Treutlen-Troup-Twiggs-Union-Upson-Walker-Walton-Warren- Washington-Webster-Wheeler-White-Whitfield-Wilcox-Wilkes- Wilkinson-

505 AM EST Tue Mar 1 2022

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of North and Central Georgia

. .DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

… Low relative humidities and low fuel moistures will combine to create high fire danger conditions this afternoon. A Fire Danger Statement is in effect through late this afternoon

. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Wednesday through Monday

… Conditions will remain favorable for low relative humidities and low fuel moistures through the end of the week. High fire danger conditions will be possible each afternoon through Friday.

About the National Weather Service

The National Weather Service (NWS) is a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The NWS describes its role as follows:

The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, water, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. These services include Forecasts and Observations, Warnings, Impact-based Decision Support Services, and Education in an effort to build a Weather-Ready Nation. The ultimate goal is to have a society that is prepared for and responds to weather, water and climate events.

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