Nelson & Wintergreen : Red Flag Warning In Effect Saturday : Fire Danger

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Via NWS : The counties highlighted in red are under a Red Flag Warning for most of Saturday. There is an increased risk of wildfires during that time. Click image to get latest text updates.

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM EST SATURDAY
URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
203 PM EST FRI FEB 18 2011

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-WASHINGTON-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-
NORTHERN BALTIMORE-HARFORD-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-
PRINCE GEORGES-ANNE ARUNDEL-CHARLES-ST. MARYS-CALVERT-
CENTRAL AND EASTERN ALLEGANY-AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-
FREDERICK VA-PAGE-WARREN-CLARKE-NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MADISON-
RAPPAHANNOCK-LOUDOUN-ORANGE-CULPEPER-
PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX-
ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-STAFFORD-SPOTSYLVANIA-
KING GEORGE-NORTHERN FAUQUIER-SOUTHERN FAUQUIER-EASTERN HIGHLAND-
HAMPSHIRE-MORGAN-BERKELEY-JEFFERSON-HARDY-EASTERN GRANT-
EASTERN MINERAL-EASTERN PENDLETON-
203 PM EST FRI FEB 18 2011

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM EST SATURDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A
RED FLAG WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM EST
SATURDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* HUMIDITY…DROPPING TO BETWEEN 15 AND 25 PERCENT.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS 50 TO 60 MPH.

* FUEL MOISTURE…LESS THAN 8 PERCENT.

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 WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

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