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RED FLAG WARNING : EXPIRED – EXPIRED – EXPIRED

[ 0 ] April 12, 2018 |

RED FLAG WARNING : High Danger of Wildfires In Red Highlighted Areas

RED FLAG WARNING
URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
448 AM EDT Thu Apr 12 2018

District of Columbia-Washington-Prince Georges-Charles-
Extreme Western Allegany-Central and Eastern Allegany-
Northwest Montgomery-Central and Southeast Montgomery-
Northwest Howard-Central and Southeast Howard-Augusta-Rockingham-
Shenandoah-Frederick VA-Page-Warren-Clarke-Nelson-Albemarle-
Greene-Madison-Rappahannock-Orange-Culpeper-
Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park-Fairfax-
Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria-Stafford-Spotsylvania-
King George-Northern Fauquier-Southern Fauquier-Western Highland-
Eastern Highland-Western Loudoun-Eastern Loudoun-
Northern Virginia Blue Ridge-Central Virginia Blue Ridge-
Hampshire-Morgan-Berkeley-Jefferson-Hardy-Western Grant-
Eastern Grant-Western Mineral-Eastern Mineral-Western Pendleton-
Eastern Pendleton-
448 AM EDT Thu Apr 12 2018

…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT
THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FOR
PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN MARYLAND…THE DISTRICT OF
COLUMBIA…NORTHERN AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA…AND EASTERN WEST
VIRGINIA…

* HUMIDITY…20 to 30 percent.

* WINDS…Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* FUEL MOISTURE…7 to 8 percent.

* IMPACTS…Gusty winds, low relative humidity and low fuel
moistures will combine to create an environment conducive to
the rapid spread of wildfires.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
307 AM EDT Thu Apr 12 2018

Alleghany VA-Bath-Rockbridge-Amherst-Appomattox-Buckingham-Mercer-
Summers-Monroe-Eastern Greenbrier-Western Greenbrier-
307 AM EDT Thu Apr 12 2018

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR Southeast West
Virginia, and into parts of central and northern Virginia…

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Red Flag
Warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect
from noon today to 8 PM EDT this evening.

* Affected Area…In Virginia, the counties of Alleghany, Bath,
Rockbridge, Amherst, Appomattox and Buckingham. In West
Virginia, Mercer, Summers, Monroe, and Greenbrier.

* Winds…Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative Humidity…20 to 30 percent.

* Impacts…Gusty winds and low humidity will make it very
difficult to control wildland fires. If fires do occur, expect
rapid rates of spread.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now….or expected to occur. A combination
of strong winds…low relative humidity…and warm temperatures
can contribute to extreme fire behavior. Outdoor burning should
be avoided

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