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High fire danger today

Low humidity and high winds are contribute to a high danger

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The fire danger is elevated across our area today due to low relative humidity and high winds. The cold front that swept through behind the showers on Sunday brought a blast of dry air and gusty winds. Winds for the afternoon were sustained between 10-15 mph. 

The recent rain (as recent as Sunday) will help counteract the low humidity and high winds. Vegetation and plant debris is pretty moist as a result, which is not conducive to fires. 

Also, the relative humidity is already climbing today, and should be more normal by tomorrow.