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Nelson : High Wind Warning & Red Flag Warning – EXPIRED!

[ 0 ] February 19, 2011 |

Via NWS : Nelson and Wintergreen along with most other areas highlighted in light orange are under a High Wind Warning andf Red Flag Warning for high risk of wildfires. Both warnings run into the evening Saturday. Look to the right under NELSON WEATHER ALERTS for latest text alerts.

ALL EXPIRED – EXPIRED – EXPIRED – EXPIRED!

RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING
HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
348 PM EST SAT FEB 19 2011

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-WASHINGTON-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-
NORTHERN BALTIMORE-HARFORD-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-
PRINCE GEORGES-ANNE ARUNDEL-CENTRAL AND EASTERN ALLEGANY-AUGUSTA-
ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-FREDERICK VA-PAGE-WARREN-CLARKE-NELSON-
ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-LOUDOUN-CULPEPER-
PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX-
ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-NORTHERN FAUQUIER-
SOUTHERN FAUQUIER-EASTERN HIGHLAND-HAMPSHIRE-MORGAN-BERKELEY-
JEFFERSON-HARDY-EASTERN GRANT-EASTERN MINERAL-EASTERN PENDLETON-
348 PM EST SAT FEB 19 2011

…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS
EVENING…

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING.

* HUMIDITY…PERSISTING BETWEEN 5 AND 20 PERCENT INTO THE
EVENING.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS 50 TO 60 MPH INTO THE
EVENING.

* FUEL MOISTURE…LESS THAN 8 PERCENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THIS RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE OCCURRING NOW. A COMBINATION OF VERY STRONG WINDS…LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL CREATE EXPLOSIVE
FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1218 PM EST SAT FEB 19 2011

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-WASHINGTON-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-
NORTHERN BALTIMORE-HARFORD-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-
PRINCE GEORGES-ANNE ARUNDEL-EXTREME WESTERN ALLEGANY-
CENTRAL AND EASTERN ALLEGANY-AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-
FREDERICK VA-PAGE-WARREN-CLARKE-NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MADISON-
RAPPAHANNOCK-LOUDOUN-CULPEPER-
PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX-
ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-NORTHERN FAUQUIER-
SOUTHERN FAUQUIER-WESTERN HIGHLAND-EASTERN HIGHLAND-HAMPSHIRE-
MORGAN-BERKELEY-JEFFERSON-HARDY-WESTERN GRANT-EASTERN GRANT-
WESTERN MINERAL-EASTERN MINERAL-WESTERN PENDLETON-
EASTERN PENDLETON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WASHINGTON…HAGERSTOWN…FREDERICK…
WESTMINSTER…GAITHERSBURG…COLUMBIA…BALTIMORE…ANNAPOLIS…
FROSTBURG…CUMBERLAND…STAUNTON…WAYNESBORO…HARRISONBURG…
WINCHESTER…FRONT ROYAL…CHARLOTTESVILLE…LEESBURG…
CULPEPER…MANASSAS…MANASSAS PARK…FAIRFAX…ALEXANDRIA…
FALLS CHURCH…WARRENTON…HIGHTOWN…MONTEREY…MARTINSBURG…
CHARLES TOWN…MOOREFIELD…BAYARD…MOUNT STORM…PETERSBURG…
ELK GARDEN…KEYSER…FORT ASHBY…CIRCLEVILLE…FRANKLIN
1218 PM EST SAT FEB 19 2011

…HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS
EVENING…

A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS
EVENING.

* TIMING…THROUGH 9PM…WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS THROUGH 5PM.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH.

* IMPACTS…BE PREPARED FOR POWER OUTAGES…AND DOWNED TREES AND
LARGE BRANCHES. ENSURE LOOSE OBJECTS ON YOUR PROPERTY ARE
SECURED OR BROUGHT INSIDE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS
OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

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