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No—it’s not because of the toxic chemicals, excessive hairspray or a volatile cloud of Axe body spray… And while yesterday was 4/20, any smoke in the air today could be potentially dangerous.
Hudson County, New Jersey is under an elevated threat of fire today, as conditions are prime for wildfires similar to those on Tuesday that paralyzed commuter trains and caused apocalyptic plumes of black smoke to blanket the Metro Area.
AN ELEVATED THREAT FOR THE SPREAD OF WILDFIRES EXISTS THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON
AN ELEVATED THREAT FOR THE SPREAD OF WILDFIRES EXISTS THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. SOUTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO 20 TO 25 MPH…AN EXTREMELY DRY AIR MASS WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES OF 15 TO 20 PERCENT…DRY FINE FUELS DUE TO LACK OF RECENT RAIN…AND MILD TEMPERATURES ARE CAUSING THIS ELEVATED STATE. WITH MIXING HEIGHTS REMAINING HIGH THIS AFTERNOON…THE OCEAN SEA BREEZE MAY NOT LOWER RELATIVE HUMIDITIES ALONG THE COAST VERY MUCH. IF RELATIVE HUMIDITIES DO REMAIN VERY LOW…THE THREAT COULD BE GREAT ENOUGH TO REQUIRE ISSUANCE OF A WARNING.
For more on the risk, we go to Bruce Springsteen, somewhere in the swamps of Jersey…