Friday, March 14, 2008

Increased wildfire threat today, severe weather possible Saturday

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What a warm week we've had this week! Spring is just around the corner and we've had the warmth and stormy weather to get you ready for the season change.

Today we have brisk southerly winds and when combined with low relative humidities it makes for an increased fire threat so outdoor burning is discouraged today. If you spot a wildfire, please contact local authorities immediately.

Our warm temperatures will depart briefly over the weekend after a round of strong to severe storms progged for Saturday. We discuss that in our weather video blog.

When it comes to reporting the weather, we're all one big family of information. That said, the National Weather Service needs your help. Beginning in September, North Carolina will join the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network - CoCoRaHS. This new program will help meteorologists, researchers, the media, and others see and study the variability of precipitation across North Carolina. The accumulated precipitation data will be available to anyone using the web.

If you want more information about this program, please check the following link:

http://www.cocorahs.org/state.aspx?state=nc

The Weather on the Ones forecast team will continue to monitor the possibility of severe weather for the weekend. Join us for updates to your weekend and 7-day forecast and remember that your forecast is also available anytime at news14.com.

If you experience severe weather over the weekend, wait til it passes and then tell us about it. Email us your report and / or pictures to weather@news14.com

Have a good Friday.

Pati Darak

Weather on the Ones Meteorologist

News 14 Carolina

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