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County Faces Threat of Fire and Frost

Written By Timothy Knight on 5/13/15 | 5/13/15

In a seemingly contradictory set of advisements, the National Weather Service has issued both a Fire Weather Red Flag Warning and a Frost Advisory for Schoharie County over the next twenty-four hours. 

The red flag warning, which is in effect from noon today until 6 p.m. this evening, means that dangerous fire weather conditions are expected due to the combination of gusty winds and low relative humidity and dry fuels. Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly and uncontrollably. 

However, with temperatures expected to drop to the low thirties over night, a frost advisory is in effect from 2 a.m. until 8 a.m. Thursday morning. Areas of frost may result in damage to tender vegetation that is not protected.
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