The weather’s wonderful, but lingering dry conditions pose a wildfire risk for NJ. The wildfire danger is very high, up from high last week, according to the New Jersey Forest Fire Service… That means fires start easily from all causes, immediately spread rapidly and increase quickly in intensity, according to the service. Spot fires are a constant danger. Fires burning in light fuels may quickly develop high-intensity characteristics, such as long distance spotting and fire whirlwinds when they burn into heavier fuels…"We are in need of a good soaking," said David A. Robinson, the New Jersey state climatologist at Rutgers University. "There’s just no question about it. It’s been over two weeks since we’ve had really any appreciable rainfall in the state and it’s been warm at times."
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