If you haven't noticed, it's been very dry recently in our region. The past two weeks have been void of rain, and with this summer's heat breaking all sorts of records, it's no surprise that the hot air has carried over into September. That combination has caused the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning for the Philadelphia area starting at noon. In the words of the National Weather Service:
A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.
The warning expires at 7 p.m. The emphatic nature of their all-caps style? That never expires.
For more, check out this Inquirer article detailing resulting problems on a Chester county farm and what the conditions mean for the area.