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Mississippi State is Under a Burn Ban for Homecoming

NCAA Football: Mississippi State at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Starkville is in a bit of a drought. No, just on the football field. Yeah, sure, the team isn’t winning but that’s not what I’m talking about. After a summer where it felt like certain parts of Mississippi were being rained on for forty days and forty nights, Starkville hasn’t had rain in quite a while.

Which is kinda odd, but weather is weird and does what it wants. Anyway, because the weather is weird and does what it wants, the conditions around Starkville are very, very dry.

And what does that mean for tailgating? Well, that means that there’s now a burn ban:

Gov. Phil Bryant, the Mississippi Forestry Commission, the State Fire Marshal’s Office, and other state and local agencies implemented the state’s 52-county burn ban as part of an ongoing and protracted drought which has raised wildfire concerns in the state.

Okay, so that’s kind of a bummer. WAIT WHAT EXACTLY DOES THAT MEAN FOR TAILGATING THOUGH ETHAN

Okay, fine, from that same release about the burn ban:

MSU Police Chief Vance Rice said the language of the ban prohibits the use of charcoal, wood pellets, or other fire cooking methods that produce coals and embers. Gas grills are allowed, but users are expected to maintain maximum fire safety.

Don’t violate that burn ban either. It sounds like they’re pretty serious and will be enforcing it and you could be fined up to $500. And if you’re looking to just throw away $500, we can set up a way for you to buy my textbooks for next semester.

But, back to the topic at hand. It’s going to be warm and dry today. Make sure you’re paying attention to the only reliable weather service on the internet: