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Fire Weather Threat Waning in Southern California; Early Season Winter Storm Impacting the Ohio/Mississippi Valleys and the East Coast States

Elevated to locally critical fire weather threats persist for southern California, before hopefully subsiding on Friday. An early winter storm is producing heavy snow from the Mid MS Valley through the OH Valley and Interior Northeast, potentially significant icing in the south-central Appalachians and heavy rain from the Southeast to Mid-Atlantic coast the next few days. Read More >

 

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Risk Level
Definition
None
No lightning risk
Limited
Thunderstorms expected to be isolated to scattered in coverage. 
Atmospheric conditions support cloud to ground lightning strikes in and near thunderstorms.
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Thunderstorms expected to be numerous in coverage.
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Widespread thunderstorms are expected.
  Atmospheric conditions support cloud to ground lightning strikes in and near thunderstorms.
Extreme
Thunderstorms are expected with nearly continuous cloud to ground lightning strikes in and near thunderstorms.

 

 

   Rocky Mountain National Park always has fire restrictions in place.  Campfires are prohibited in the park, except within

designated campfire rings in picnic areas and front-country campgrounds. 

 

 

 

 

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