Weather Words: February 15

Lots to talk about this morning, including more chances for rain and Spring Fire Season in Virginia!

Holy loaded blog potato, Batman. I've got lots of juicy tidbits to pass along this morning to you.

Talk about a Spring treat today! We're in for mostly sunny skies and highs near 60 degrees as high pressure maintains a stranglehold on our skies. Our next storm system will move in tonight, thickening the clouds. Rain showers from this storm will more likely during Thursday afternoon, but even at that most places will see less than a tenth of an inch of rain.

All eyes are on Sunday for another possible rainmaker. Several computer models hint at a juicy storm passing to our south, just far enough away from central Virginia to keep us dry. Others have the storm moving right through us, which would mean an all-day wash. I will say that in my observation the models have been "flip-flopping" from day to day, and there are many uncertainties as to what exactly we'll happen. Brantley, Suzanne, and I will watch the system closely and give more definite details closer to time.

Also a reminder that today starts the Virginia Spring Fire Season. To quote the Department of Forestry website, "This law prohibits burning before 4 p.m. each day (Feb. 15 – April 30) if the fire is in, or within 300 feet of, woodland, brushland or fields containing dry grass or other flammable materials." With a relative lack of rain so far this year, I expect fuel sources to be drier than normal. Please be careful!

More about Virginia's Spring Fire Season can be found by clicking here.

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~Travis Koshko

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