Brevard Temperatures Near Record Highs, County Implements Ban on Open Burning Due to Drought Conditions
By Space Coast Daily // March 28, 2020
Saturday calls for sunny skies, high near 93
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Due to ongoing drought conditions, favorable to the eruption of wildfires, Brevard County has implemented a ban on open burning, such as bonfires, campfires, trash burning and other incineration, throughout the county.
The Keetch-Byram Drought Index has topped 500 (out of a scale of 800), which means the threat of fire is imminent in Brevard County due to the dry conditions and little rain in the forecast.
Under a County ordinance approved in 2017, the burn ban automatically goes into effect.
The burn ban does not include state-permitted burns, the use of barbecue grills, authorized public fireworks displays and fireworks sales, which are authorized by state law.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The National Weather Service in Melbourne forecast for Brevard County on Saturday calls for sunny skies, with a high near 93.
Light south wind will become south southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
On Saturday night, it will be mostly clear, with a low around 66. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 91. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 67. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Calm wind.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Light south southwest wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. West northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. North northwest wind around 5 mph.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. North wind around 5 mph.
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