Knox County is under a FIRE WEATHER WATCH from 12:00 pm until 8:00 pm tonight, May 1. Winds of 15-20mph with gusts above 20mph are expected today. This wind, combined with low humidity levels (18-25%) will allow outdoor fires to spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is NOT recommended today.
These watches are not common to our area but should be taken seriously. Ohio is already under a burn ban from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm throughout the month, but this is an advisory from the National Weather Service.