Fire weather invades the east

(Photo courtesy of Nick Stasiak)

It’s not very often that you see my weather report say, ‘Red Flag Warning.’ This past Tuesday, the National Weather Service issued a Fire Weather Watch. On Wednesday, Fairfax was upgraded to a ‘Red Flag Warning.’ Everyone from the west coast here at Mason knew just what this meant. The term was pretty odd to the rest of us though. So what exactly does a ‘Fire Weather’ or ‘Red Flag’ alert mean?

What's with the wacky weather?

From temperatures below 20 degrees to highs in the 70s, this week’s weather has been nothing short of insane.