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High fire danger today

Be careful, folks.

Via Hanover Dispatch:

RED FLAG WARNING!!!

NOTICE: THE ONLINE FIRE PERMIT IS SHUTDOWN FOR 5/11/18

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED TODAY…

THE NWS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS..
The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

Very dry air will produce relative humidity values around 20 percent today. In addition, a northwest wind of 10 to 20 mph is expected with higher gusts, setting the stage for rapid fire growth if a fire were to occur. Good moisture recovery is expected tonight followed by wetting rains across southern zones Saturday.

**Winds…Northwest 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* Timing…Late this morning into early evening.

* Relative Humidity…As low as 18 percent.

* Temperatures…Mid 50s to mid 60s.

* Lightning…None

* Impacts…Very dry conditions will combine with gusty
northwest winds to produce dangerous conditions for wildfires.
If a fire develops, it could spread rapidly in these
conditions. Use extra precaution to avoid starting a fire.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

No Open Burning is Recommended Today!

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 can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

Red flag.

There could be tornadoes in Vermont tonight 👀

The National Weather Service is warning Vermonters and New Yorkers to be aware that a tornado warning has been issued for parts of either state. The warning is in effect until 10 p.m.

For serious. Tornado watch in effect until 10 p.m. The threat also warns of hail up to the size of quarters and strong winds, which could reach 80 mph. Stay safe!

So, like, gather up your little dogs and whatnot.

 

It could be raining cats and dogs this afternoon

So why don’t you think about adopting one or both?

Lila and Malina are both adoptable in the Upper Valley. Click either picture to learn more.

Lila.

Malina.

It is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L outside

We are not worthy of this weather. Enjoy it while you can: It’s supposed to storm the next couple of days.

It should be nice by the weekend, though!

We spent some time out in the sunshine today holding a ~secret~ UV INDEX photoshoot. (Check out the behind-the-scenes shot below.) Stay tuned to see what we have in store!

Valley News photo editor Geoff Hansen doing what he does best as part of a UV INDEX photoshoot on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in West Lebanon, N.H. (Amanda E. Newman photograph)

Valley News photo editor Geoff Hansen doing what he does best as part of a UV INDEX photoshoot. (Amanda E. Newman photograph)

PHOTOS: For a moment on Monday, much of the Upper Valley marveled at a rainbow

Photo by Tom Caruso. Taken from Railroad Row in White River Junction on Monday, April 30, 2018. “Sometimes in the throes of winter, it’s hard to remember what a beautiful place the upper valley can be,” Tom wrote on Facebook. “Then all of a sudden, it hits you right in the face.”

Shortly before 7 p.m. on Monday, I looked out my kitchen window in White River Junction and thought, “Holy smokes! Look at that sky!”

It was dark and cloudy to the east while the sun was dropping low in the west, illuminating houses and trees in golden light against a deep, moody backdrop.

So I took a walk around my neighborhood, ending up on Highland Avenue (near Hartford’s high and middle schools), where I saw a little sliver of rainbow (my picture is below).

Turns out, around that time, Tom Caruso (whose picture is above) and a bunch of other Upper Valley residents — particularly in the core of White River Junction and West Lebanon — were taking in the same sight.

It’s kind of neat to think about a bunch of people looking up at the same thing across a region, so this post includes a bunch of their pictures (all used with permission). The map below marks where the photos were shot.

If you have more to share, please post them in the comments on our Facebook post!

Photo by Maggie Cassidy. Taken from Highland Avenue in White River Junction on Monday, April 30, 2018.

Photo by Katie Ouelette. Taken from the Lebanon (N.H.) Airport on Monday, April 30, 2018.

Photo by Heather Albrecht. Taken from her home along the White River on Monday, April 30, 2018.

Photo by Deborah Pasho. Taken from the Hannaford Supermarket parking lot in West Lebanon on Monday, April 30, 2018.

Photo by Anthony Warburton. Taken from the Bradford, Vt., looking toward Piermont, N.H., on Monday, April 30, 2018.

Photo by JT McMahon. Taken from Route 12A in West Lebanon on Monday, April 30, 2018.

And last but not least, the view from the Valley News parking lot!

Monday, April 30, 2018.

EDIT: And one more! From the @lebnh Instagram, also taken from the airport.

EDIT: Even more are rolling in on Wednesday morning!

Photo by Dave I. Taken from the Wal-Mart parking lot in West Lebanon on Monday, April 30, 2018.

Photo by Deb Sturmlinger Shinnlinger. Taken from the Upper Valley Plaza in West Lebanon on Monday, April 30, 2018.