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23 May 2021, 6:39 pm

Florida Fire Updates

On Saturday, a wildfire near Naples, Florida named the 14th Avenue Fire started. As of Sunday afternoon, the once 1500 acre fire was reduced to 900 acres due to firefighters working to contain the fire. Containment has increased to 75% according to the Florida Forest Service – Caloosahatchee Forestry Center.

An additional fire in Florida, named the Tree Frog Fire, has also seen progress with containment up to 60% according to the Florida Forest Service – Okeechobee.

 

With windy conditions and above seasonable temperatures we will have to keep an eye on the fire weather across the eastern United States. Currently there are no outlooks from the Storm Prediction Center for fire weather but we will keep monitoring it.

Potential Record Heat

The Eastern United States has been feeling temperatures well above normal. In fact, many cities in the northeast have broken records from the heat. On Sunday, some notable cities below broke or tied records for this late May heat.

Looking ahead this potential record heat persists for the next several days. Each pink dot represents a city or town that will either break or tie a record high from Monday through Wednesday.

For the latest on this heat be sure to tune into WeatherNation :10 past the hour for your East Regional Forecast!

 

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Alana Cameron was born and raised in Canada in the city of Mississauga, just outside of Toronto. Alana is the oldest of 4 siblings, all close in age, and grew up playing outside with them in all types of weather. After graduating high school, Alana moved to study at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna for a year before transferring to Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where sh... Load Moree completed a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Atmospheric Science. Upon completion, Alana moved back to Toronto where she completed a post-grad degree in Meteorology at York University. After her post-grad, she went on to complete another post-grad in Broadcast Journalism - TV News at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. During her final year of studies she had the privilege of interning with the best in the business in Canada at The Weather Network. Once she finished her internship, she got the call from small-town Denison, Texas where she accepted a job as an on-air meteorologist at KTEN-TV, right in tornado alley, covering severe weather from Sherman/Denison (North Texas) to Ada (Southern Oklahoma). After the most active tornado season Oklahoma had seen in May 2019 (105 tornadoes!) Alana is excited to join WeatherNation to cover weather all across the nation. If you're interested in following her on social media she can be found @alanacameronwx!

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