Today, Birmingham set a new record for the longest dry spell in recorded history marking the 53rd consecutive day with no measurable rain. The former record was set in 1924 with 52 consecutive dry days. Below is a picture of an active fire along I-65 north between Warrior and Blount Springs.
From our good friend Mike Kyser at the Alabama Forestry Commission, the severity of the current Drought Emergency and Fire Alert is clearly evident by the drastic increase in the number of wildfires that have occurred in the first two weeks of October 2016 compared to last year – 2015.
The numbers are staggering.